1 oz Aperol
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with 2 oz soda water, garnish with a grapefruit twist, and add a straw.
For a second drink at Sichuan Garden II, Ran Duan suggested a Rome with a Slight View, a riff of Michael McIlroy's Rome with a View created at Manhattan's Milk & Honey. I was first introduced to McIlroy's recipe when Tyler Wang made his own spin, the Triumph of Pompei, at No. 9 Park. Ran softened the neo-classic's Campari by using Aperol instead, switched the dry vermouth to Tempus Fugit's Kina L'Avion d'Or, and added additional flavors by using passion fruit syrup instead of simple.