Bellissimo Aperitivo

bellissimon-aperitivo-crdt-dylan+jeniCreated for the Expo in Milan—a food and beverage–oriented world’s fair—this cocktail balances the rich notes of sweet vermouth with dry fino sherry and the ornate bitterness of Fernet-Branca.

2 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
1 ½ oz. fino sherry
2 tsp. Fernet-Branca
1 dash maraschino liqueur
1 dash Angostura bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir to chill, strain into a chilled glass, twist a lemon peel over the drink and use as garnish.

Patrick Pistolesi, Caffè Propaganda, Rome