Apartment Food Hobos


Posted in Booze, Italian by apartmentfoodhobos on January 10, 2008


So I have never heard of these before… but they seem like a good option for me.  Yes I have examined this carefully and the data suggests I should be a regular “bomb” drinker.  All signs point to yes.
The bevvy above is called a “Bombardino”.  I’ll have to dig deeper on this, since the Wikipedia English and Italian versions of what makes a Bombardino are ever so slightly different…

Dang I should have been drinking these on the ski hills of my fabulously foxy youth.

Bombardino is a drink popular in Italy during the Winter, especially in the ski resorts. It is made by mixing 1/3 Advocaat or eggnog, 1/3 Whiskey, and 1/3 black coffee. It is served hot and has several variations: with and without coffee and with rum or brandy instead of whiskey. Its name is supposedly derived from one of its first imbibers noting its hot temperature and high alcohol and remarking (in Italian) “It’s like a bomb!”.

Il bombardino è una bevanda a base di panna, vov caldo e brandy. Ha origini lombarde (nasce a Livigno, in provincia di Sondrio, alla baita del Mottolino), ma è ormai diffuso in molte località sciistiche di tutta Italia.

È venduto nelle baite e sulle piste da sci. Il suo nome deriva infatti dalla vampata di calore che ne seguirebbe l’ingerimento, reazione dovuta sia alla temperatura della bevanda che alla gradazione alcolica (circa 30°).

Esistono tre varianti sempre a base di Vov caldo:

  • Calimero (Vov e Caffè Espresso),
  • Pirata (vov e rum),
  • Scozzese (vov e whisky).