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Teardrop Lounge’s Dark Side

Teardrop Lounge's Dark Side

A bold and bright low-proof cocktail.

The richness of apricot liqueur binds together the complex flavors found in two Italian aperitif wines, with a bold addition of lemon bitters brightening the mix in this low-proof cocktail by Portland’s Teardrop Lounge.


  • 1 oz. Cocchi Aperitivo Americano
  • 1 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. apricot liqueur (such as Giffard)
  • 28 drops lemon bitters (about midway between 3 and 4 dashes)
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Nick & Nora


Stir all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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