Nico de Soto (of New York’s Mace) offers this twist on the Aperol Spritz, as well as a little play on words. The question of “Qui Oui?” (Who, yes?) is answered phonetically by it’s special ingredient—kiwi.
1½ oz. Aperol
½ oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
½ oz. kiwi syrup
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Wine glass
Garnish: kiwi slice
Add all the ingredients except the prosecco to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a wine glass with fresh ice, top with prosecco and garnish.
Kiwi Syrup: Peel and purée 3 kiwis in a blender. Strain the purée through a coffee filter into a measuring cup. Add an equal quantity of sugar and stir to combine. Transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a sealable container to cool. The syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Reprinted with permission from How to Drink French Fluently by Drew Lazor and Camille Ralph Vidal, copyright 2017. Published by Ten Speed Press.
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