Coperta Da Sci Nightcap

nightcap recipe

Warming layers of apple brandy, alpine amaro, sweet vermouth and crème de cacao reveal why Kellie Thorn of Empire State South named this cocktail after the Italian term for ski blanket. Featured in the book Nightcap by Kara Newman, it’s the perfect aprés-ski companion.

¾ oz. apple brandy
¾ oz. Braulio amaro
¾ oz. sweet vermouth
¼ oz. crème de cacao
Orange peel, for garnish
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail or brandy
Garnish: orange peel

In a mixing glass, stir together the brandy, amaro, vermouth and crème de cacao with ice. Strain into a small chilled glass. Twist the orange peel over the top of the drink to express the oils, then use as a garnish.

Reprinted from Nightcap by Kara Newman with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018.


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