Earlier this summer, my coworkers and I gathered on the roof of Eataly to toast the solstice and check out the recently opened rooftop restaurant and brewery Birreria. Eataly's Beverage Director Dan Amatuzzi had developed a few special cocktails for the occasion. One of them was made with Chinotto, an intriguingly bitter, cola-like Italian soda made from myrtle-leaved orange, along with basil, lime, gin, and a sparkling wine float. This was my kind of cocktail. Bittersweet, effervescent, and herbal, it fended off the heat of the early evening sun. It even paired wonderfully with the Italian cheese plate we dug into as the sun set on the pink city skyline.