What is the best way to serve grappa?!

Question: What is the best way to serve grappa?
Chilled? on the rocks? sniffer? room temperature? and other compliments for further enjoyment of its consumption?


I have never tasted Grappa before, but found this info for you:

How to serve grappa
Grappa is a wonderful way to end a meal, drunk either as a shot on its own or added to an espresso (in which case it's known in Italy as a caffè coretto, or a "corrected coffee"). The Instituto Nazionale Grappa, the body that represents most of the grappa producers in Italy, recommends serving shots in small tulip-shaped glasses with open rims, rather than balloons or narrow glasses.

Many Italian households serve grappa straight from the freezer, giving it an icy, crisp taste, while the Instituto Nazionale Grappa recommends serving young grappa at between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius, and riserva at around 17 degrees. Freezing can affect the flavour of a good grappa, but it's a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy the drink. As Nick Hopewell-Smith says, 'you take something away when you chill it, but if it makes it more accessible to people and people are more likely to try it and enjoy it, then why not?'


Traditionally, Grappa is served chilled in small glasses and served after the meal, as the Italians believe that it aids digestion. Correctly, Grappa should be swirled gently in the glass and then brought to your nose, before tasting. It is then tasted in small sips. In Italy, Grappa is also added to espresso to make a "Café Corretto," a popular after-dinner concoction. In the United States, you'll find Grappa at higher-end Italian restaurants and retailers. If you've never tried Grappa, you're in for a treat. It's a fiery, but tasty beverage, just the thing for a cold winter's night.


How to serve the Grappa Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Grappa, an extremely versatile drink. Liqueurs can be served:

Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at room temperature

On the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice

Served with coffee

Liqueurs can be mixed with cream or other mixers to create some really good and extremely colorful cocktails



Straight & chilled

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