Amaro Amore

2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. Aperol
2 tsp. maraschino liqueur
1 dash Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Decanter bitters (or substitute one dash Regan’s orange bitters and one dash Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters)
Glass: cocktail or rocks
Garnish: grapefruit twist

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir for 20 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail or rocks glass. Twist grapefruit peel over drink and use as garnish.

Vincenzo Marianella, Copa d’Oro, Santa Monica, California


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