bittercup recipe

“The intention of this drink is to combine only bitter ingredients,” says its creator, Rhett Williams. “It’s very refreshing and balanced—the perfect aperitif.”

1 oz. Campari
¾ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. unsweetened cranberry juice
½ oz. Fernet-Branca
¼ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 oz. dry sparkling wine
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe

Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and top with sparkling wine.

Rhett Williams, Pourhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia