Moretta Fanese or better known in these parts as "la moretta" is a local specialty of caffè spiked with liquor (a mix of anise, rum and brandy), sweetened with sugar and the signature twist of lemon! Moretta Fanese was born in the seaside village of Fano. Sailors and fishermen from the Marche port may have created the drink, to keep warm and leave for the Sea invigorated!
La Moretta, Moretta Fanese (Recipes vary from house to house)
- fresh brewed strong coffee - preferably caffè (espresso)
- twist of lemon (lemon rind)
- spoonful of sugar (optional)
- equal parts: rum, anise (Varnelli or Sambucca) and brandy