3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Mirto
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
Stir with ice and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with ~2 oz sparkling wine and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Eastern Standard for dinner. For a starter, I asked bartender Hugh Fiore for the Saveur d'Elegance which was subtitled "A taste unexpected: bitter sweet." It turned out that this was one of Hugh's creations that just appeared on the Sparklers section of the menu. The drink began with an orange oil aroma with an herbal element lurking underneath. The crisp sip contained fruit notes from the Lillet and Aperol that came across as orangey, and the sparkling wine flavors appeared on the swallow along with Mirto's bitter complexity.