This "Latte Di Suocera" liqueur has a very "homemade" origin: mother-in-law's milk and dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when Bortolo Zanin, in Zugliano, was the manager of an inn; today it is the distillery where this liqueur is produced. Between one dish and another, Zanin apparently also served and recommended liqueurs of his own production, made with the pomace from his vineyard, an artisanal copper still and a lot of passion.

Since 1895 this hobby has turned into a profession, with the official production of mother-in-law's milk which began to become popular in both Veneto and Lombardy at the beginning of the 20th century.

Initially, mother-in-law's milk was suspected of having contraceptive properties, so it was not easy to launch it on the market as a simple liqueur to enjoy. Once it was clarified that this rumor had no medical basis or scientific evidence to support it, we started finding bottles of mother-in-law's milk in dedicated shops and today it is quite easy to find it, even online.

Among ingredients we find many of mother-in-law's milk berries and alpine herbs , a distillate is created and then processed by infusion, cold extraction and mixing with alcohol. At the end of all this, it has to be aged for approximately 4 months in oak barrels .

With the cute name of mother-in-law's milk we refer to an alcoholic herbal drink. High alcohol content. Riding the ironic jokes that have always been around about mothers-in-law in general, this bizarre name associates with this "relative" the burning sensation that is felt in the throat when drinking this milk.

The scent it is caramelized, very aromatic and also harmonious, not fierce but certainly rich. You can recognize the aroma of fresh fruit and cocoa, as for the colour, it can be defined as amber but bright, never too dark. The flavor is rather strong, with character, like real stereotypical mothers-in-law, and has a persistent aftertaste. We can find it as an ingredient in cocktails, but they must be refined cocktails, or variations of classic ones, otherwise it is more likely to be in flambé cocktails because it has a high concentration of alcohol which makes it easily flammable.

Mother-in-law's milk has an alcohol content of 75% Vol, among the highest around.

It is a rather dry liqueur and more than a hundred herbs are needed to produce it .