prosecco cocktails

Simple Italian Drinks- Roma Favorites!

Today we’re bringing you three simple recipes for a few of our refreshing, Italian favorites!  We’re whipping up bellinis, negronis, and rossinis today, and showing you how easy it can be to make one up at home too! Perfect for a poolside party, or a summer gathering, these drinks will add a cool touch to any upcoming occassion. Bellini Ingredients:
  • 4 white peaches
  • 1 part sugar syrup
  • 4 parts prosecco
To make your peach puree, peel and blend your peaches and refigerate until cold.  Then combine two parts puree with 1 part syrup and pour this into your glass first.  Add the prosecco and enjoy! Rossini Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ripe strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Prosecco
In a food processor, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth and refrigerate.  To serve, pour mixture in to your glass first, then add prosecco. Negroni Ingredients:
  • Dry gin
  • Campari
  • Vermouth Rosso
Mix one ounce of each ingredient with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker.  Strain into cocktail glasses and garnish with orange peel! Which one is your favorite?

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Capa Di Roma Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi in Two Easy Steps

Shrimp scampi is a crowd pleaser, and even better, it’s pretty easy to prepare!  In today’s post, we’re sharing a great recipe for this dish that’s also a lighter dinner option for yourself and the family.  This recipe will make about 4 servings. Let’s get cooking! What you’ll need:
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 lb. pasta of your choice (we love spaghetti or linguini)
  • 4 tbsp. Capa di Roma extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of one medium lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Now this is only a 2 step recipe!! Step 1:  Boil a pot of water for your pasta and throw it in while you cook your shrimp.  In a medium skillet, heat your oil over medium heat and add all ingredients except the cheese.  Sautee all ingredients, stirring often, until the shrimp are pink. Step 2: Combine with your pasta, drizzle a little more olive oil if desired, and sprinkle with cheese.  Buon appetito!

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Capa Di Roma Basil

Basil- an Italian Staple!

Ciao ciao! Basil is a very prominent ingredient in Italian cuisine and in addition to adding some rich flavor to your dish, it has many health benefits as well! Our beloved basil…
  • is rich in Vitamin K, which builds strong bones and helps to prevent heart disease.
  • has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and have been shown to fight harmful bacteria, yeast, mold, viruses and inhibit their growth.
  • has cancer fighting phytochemicals.
  • is antiinflammatory.
  • is contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage.  Bonus: These same antioxidants fight the effects of aging as well!
  • produces detoxifying enzymes that help support liver function and detox the body.
Here at Capa di Roma we have a Fresh Basil Sauce that is a delicious way to incorporate this super food into your diet! Fortunately for us, we can sprinkle fresh basil leaves (or dried!) on just about any italian dish.  So get sprinkling!

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Roma Pesto Pasta

Pesto Recipe- One of Our Favorites!

Buongiorno tutti! This is a really fun recipe and maybe something you haven’t tried before, but there’s nothing quite like fresh pesto sauce!  This can sound like a daunting task if you’ve never tried it, but there’s not actually too much involved in making your own pesto sauce the good old fashioned way, and it really pays off! There are so many things you can do with pesto, and it’s of course always a favorite over pasta.  Let’s get cooking! What you’ll need:

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Bruschetta Capa Di Roma

Easy Summer Bruschetta

Who doesn’t love a fresh, light appetizer like bruschetta? It’s simple to throw together and always a favorite.  We even make a dinner out of it sometimes because it’s just so tasty. There are so many recipes options and variations to make, but today we wanted to share a classic recipe everyone will be sure to love!

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Pizza Margherita with Capa Di Roma Pizza Sauce

Pizza margherita is a staple for any pizza lover! The red of the tomato sauce, the white of the mozzarella cheese, and the green of the basil leaves make up the colors of (one very delicious) Italian flag.  This classic pizza can be found anywhere in Italy, and now, in your very own kitchen.  The one perfect ingredient that you were missing up till now? Capa di Roma Pizza Sauce of course! So, are you ready to spice up your pizza game?

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Capa Di Roma Classic Eggplant Parmesan

Tonight on the menu: classic eggplant parmesan! A good eggplant parm can be just the satisfying dinner you’re looking for so we are offering up our scrumptious recipe today. This recipe will make about 10 servings, so it’s perfect for a family dinner with some leftovers for tomorrow night!

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