Thursday

bitter


here's a quick summer cocktail for you to try this weekend and for the rest of those warm evenings we have left as summer fades to fall. it's a guest recipe from our good jenae in boston - she said the inspiration was the need for a refreshing summer libation after discovering chinotto at a little italian market around the corner. chinotto adds a bitter citrus flavor similar to campari (which is delicious like this!) and is popular in certain regions of italy. this cocktail would definitely be nice on a beach under a colorful umbrella somewhere on the coast of italy! we found a few other cocktail inspirations wandering around the isles here - always one of our favorite places to get lost when we're in town. enjoy!

A Bitter End
makes one

1 1/2 oz vodka
3 oz san pellegrino limonata or sparkling lemonade
1/2 oz chinotto
orange wedge
mix all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a squeeze of orange.

5 comments:

Visually Inspired said...

fun! :)

Louise said...

hmmm, love the simplicty of a good drink...

LimeCake said...

yum this is perfect to start the weekend! and possibly even to end a good one with.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Stumbled across your blog after seeing it on Nectar & Light. Love the sound of this cocktail. Have never heard of chinotto, but I love campari. And live in Boston. And so the search begins ...

la signora delle camelie said...

WOw Chinotto is my favourite drink! I will love this cocktail. Thank you!