As I was saying in the last post, husband included in his purchase two bottles of dessert and liquor when we were at Palitalia.
"There was a demi-bottle of ratafia with its lower half replaced by a jar of ratafia-soaked cherries, and another similarly packaged bottle this time of limoncello and babas shaped like toadstools.Jo thinks we should organise a ladies tea with these, and other old-worldly refreshments, I quite agree"
Update: We tried the ratafia and boozy cherries. The bottle and jar were both beautifully designed, the bottle looks like a laboratory flask while the jar has a thick centred neck- this last feature meant we had to tip it slightly to get that last bit of firm fleshed tiny cherries soaked through with the ratafia, all cherry cherry and whiffing extravagantly of almonds. Good on its own, even better with vanilla ice cream or layered in a black forest cake I imagine.