White Noise Aperitif From Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

On the menu since day one, this cocktail from Portland Hunt + Alpine Club is an easy-to-make aperitif that pleases even the pickiest drinkers. “This drink is great because it’s low in alcohol; it is a great spacer when you feel like you don’t want something strong, and it’s wonderful to sip when you’re just not in the mood for stronger spirits,” Briana and Andrew Volk explain in their new book, Northern Hospitality With The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club.

1½ oz. Cocchi Americano Bianco
2 oz. soda water
1 oz. elderflower liqueur
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Glass: chilled double old fashioned
Garnish: grapefruit twist

In a chilled glass, combine the Cocchi and the elderflower liqueur. Fill the glass with ice, then top with soda water. Stir gently, then garnish.

Reprinted with permission from Northern Hospitality With The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, by Briana and Andrew Volk. First published in 2018 by Voyageur Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group.


Did you enjoy this recipe? Sign up for our newsletter and get our favorite drink recipes of the moment in your inbox every month.