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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.

Six Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Cheat on Dry January
  • 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
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net

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