Drinks

Contessa

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail

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The Contessa, a modern creation of John Gertsen, a bartender at Boston's Drink, replaces two of the Negroni's three ingredients: Campari is swapped for the lighter and more orangey Aperol and dry vermouth substitutes for sweet. It's more like the Negroni's third cousin than a direct descendant.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1 oz. gin
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Instructions

Step 1

Combine Aperol, vermouth, and gin in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass. Squeeze lemon twist over cocktail and then discard.

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