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Bellissimo Aperitivo

Bellissimo Aperitivo

A balance of sweet vermouth with dry fino sherry and Fernet-Branca.

Created for the Expo in Milan—a food and beverage–oriented world’s fair—this aperitivo 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 all of the 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.

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