Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

Astorian Spritz

Astorian Spritz 2

Ingredients:

1oz Aperol

1oz Imbue Petal and Thorn

1oz St. Germain

2oz Prosecco

2 dashes each:

Dram Apothacary Citrus Medica

Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate

Orange Twist

Instructions:
Add the Aperol, Imbue Petal and Thorn, St. Germain and Orange Cream Citrate and Citrus Medica bitters (you could use any orange/citrus bitters if you don’t have the ones I used) to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.
Notes:
Orange citrus all the way on the nose with just the slightest hint of elderflower. Like smelling a freshly cut orange… so refreshing. The citrus orange dominates the taste with accents of gentian, rhubarb, elderflower and light botanicals and effervescent Prosecco. The finish is light, refreshing, citrus effervescent and slightly bittered.

Astorian Spritz


History:

If you like an Aperol Spritz, Americano or Negroni Sbagliato, this should be right up your ally. The Astorian Spritz came about playing with the excellent Imbue Petal and Thorn. It’s stronger and slightly more bitter flavor really make for a great ingredient, with a hint of an almost “gin-y” flavor mixed in with the wine. I often enjoy the Petal and Thorn with Aperol, but wanted to add a little more to it. St. Germain adds sweetness and a touch of elderflower. The Orange Cream Citrate and Citrus Medica bitters keep the citrus thing going, while the Prosecco lightens things up a bit adding to the refreshing taste.

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