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Recipe courtesy Jeff Faile, bar and spirits director, Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Vermillion Restaurant, Alexandria, VA

This unnamed sipper—with a touch of the distinctive flavor of maraschino—ends the tasting menu at the farm-driven restaurant. “I always think of an Aperol Spritz as refreshing, and this drink is a simple take on that,” says Faile.

  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 4 ounces chilled sparkling wine
  • Long lemon twist, for garnish

Add Aperol, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake until chilled. Double-strain mixture into a flute, top with sparkling wine and garnish with a long lemon twist.

Published on December 8, 2015