Tuesday, May 30, 2017

young american

1 1/2 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Aperol
1 dash Absinthe
1 oz Soda Water

Build in a cold Double Old Fashioned glass, fill with ice, and garnish with an orange slice (grapefruit twist).
Two Tuesdays ago, I was in the mood for something light and opted for the Young American from A Spot at the Bar's section of Americano riffs. With my grapefruit twist instead of an orange slice, the Young American offered up grapefruit oil to the nose. Next, a carbonated orange-tinged grape sip led into bitter orange on the swallow with an anise-like finish; overall, the drink ended much more gently than the regular Campari Americano (although read the link above to see David Wondrich's history of the variety of amari that have been utilized in Americanos such as Fernet) due to it being split with Aperol.

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