Sweets & Bitters Cocktail

Sweets & Bitters Cocktial, photo courtesy blush

The weather is heating up here in New York, and so is our kickstarter campaign to print the first issue of Sweets & Bitters Quarterly. Here is a refreshing drink to cool you off. Sip one while you watch our video (we did while making it). Recipe follows.

Sweets & Bitters Cocktail

  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Lillet rose
  • ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz Aperol
  • scant ¼ oz maraschino liqueur
  • dash orange bitters
  • cava or other sparkling wine to top

Combine the ingredients (except cava) in a cocktail shaker. Fill it to the brim with very cold ice. Seal, and shake until nearly too cold to touch. Strain into a chilled 5 or 6 oz cocktail glass, and top with sparkling wine.