The Nonino Spritz, an Aperitivo for the Ages

Nonino Spritz

Serving up the Nonino Spritz

For an Italian-themed special event hosted by Terlato Wines recently, I was asked to create a signature cocktail. The cocktail would be served before dinner, so that got me thinking about a variation on the Aperol Spritz, my favorite summertime sparkler, made with Aperol liqueur, prosecco, and soda, with a slice of orange.

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Settanta Cinque (The French 75 gets an Italian Makeover)

Settante Cinque Cocktail

Last night, some new Parisian friends asked me to make a cocktail–something light and sparkly to refresh us in the balmy summer evening out in coastal Connecticut. My first thought was a French 75, a classic cocktail that I profile in STORIED SIPS, but we didn’t have any fresh lemons. What I did have was pink grapefruit. So I played around a bit, and came up with a fantastic summer sparkler that I’ll be making for the rest of the season.

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Video: Storied Sips Teaser

Check out this video for an advance look at some of the fantastic illustrations in Storied Sips. Bonus: a few quizzy cocktail questions to whet your appetite.

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