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Le Monde

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Bitter and aromatic gentian root—a key component of Angostura bitters, and here infused in orange vodka—is one of Francesco Lafranconi's favorite cocktail ingredients. It's sold at health-food stores.

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces Bitter Orange Vodka or orange vodka
  3. 1/2 ounce Pineau des Charentes (Cognac-fortified grape juice)
  4. 1/2 ounce Aperol (bitter orange Italian aperitif)
  5. 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
  6. 1/2 ounce chilled sparkling wine
  7. 1 grapefruit twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the grapefruit twist.