Learn to make the Neapolitan Storm from Local Pizzaiolo


From the menu… The Local Pizzaiolo, 1000 West Marietta St., Atlanta. 678-705-2672. thelocalpizzaiolo.com

A few weeks ago my friends and I went to check out the new pizza guy at The Local Pizzaiolo, Westside. The individual-sized pizzas, some with locally resourced ingredients, were wonderful. But we were really taken by the Neapolitan Storm, their version of a Dark and Stormy. Apparently the concoction is mixed fresh every day for a large batch. Would it be possible to get the cocktail recipe? Thank you. — Ruth Perou, Atlanta

The cocktails at Local Pizzaiolo are batched, which means they’re made up in large quantities and then stored in kegs awaiting your order. There are four — a Negroni, the Venetian spritz, a nitro espresso martini and this one, the Neapolitan storm.

For the Neapolitan Storm, they use Mount Gay rum and make a very easy simple syrup, mixing 1 part sugar with 1 part water and stirring until the sugar dissolves. No heating required.

Ginger Syrup

A quarter pound of fresh ginger will yield about 1/4 cup juice. If you don’t have a juicer, you can get fresh pressed ginger juice at most juicing shops or at grocers with a juicing station.


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