Bicicletta

Bicicletta Vermouth Cocktail

Bicicletta

Traditionally made with white wine, this popular Italian aperitivo gets an aromatic punch with a citrusy American vermouth as a substitute. We prefer Ransom Dry for its notes of candied orange, lemon verbena, and vanilla, but other high-quality dry vermouths will also work well. See the recipe for the Bicicletta »Ingalls Photography

Traditionally made with white wine, this popular Italian aperitivo gets an aromatic punch with a citrusy American vermouth as a substitute. We prefer Ransom Dry for its notes of candied orange, lemon verbena, and vanilla, but other high-quality dry vermouths will also work well. This recipe first appeared in our November 2014 issue with the story Vermouth on the Rise.

Bicicletta
Traditionally made with white wine, this popular Italian aperitivo gets an aromatic punch with a citrusy American vermouth as a substitute. We prefer Ransom Dry for its notes of candied orange, lemon verbena, and vanilla, but other high-quality dry vermouths will also work well.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 12 oz. dry vermouth, such as Ransom Dry
  • 1 12 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. soda water

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine goblet with crushed ice; add dry vermouth, Campari, and soda water. Garnish with an orange twist.