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A pink drink with an olive in it against a black background
Photo courtesy of Bibo Ergo Sum

Courtesy Daniel Zacharczuk, general manager, Bibo Ergo Sum, Los Angeles

Yes, this drink includes a bit of the stiffer stuff, but the main ingredient is Lillet Rosé, a refreshing, easy-drinking French aperitif wine. Overall, the effect is layered and complex, but carries only a modest punch.

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  • 1¾ ounces Lillet Rosé
  • ¾ ounce London dry gin
  • ⅓ ounce aquavit, like Krogstad
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chartreuse
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 2 drops saline solution (mix 1 part salt to 3 parts water, and stir to dissolve)
  • Castelvetrano olive (for garnish)

In mixing glass filled with ice, stir together all ingredients (except garnish). Strain into Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with olive speared on cocktail pick.

Published on January 4, 2019