Chinotto is a citrusy, cola-colored Italian soda made from a small sour orange of the same name. Derek Brown likes using the soda in mocktails because it’s both bitter and sweet. The aromatic bitters in the drink are alcohol-based; they can be left out of the drink.
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1 1/2 ounces chilled chinotto (see Note)
1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice
2 dashes of Fee Brothers Old Fashion aromatic bitters (optional)
1 or 2 mint sprigs
1 or 2 mint sprigs, for garnish
1 orange twist, for garnish
How to Make It
Fill a chilled highball glass with ice. Add the chinotto, orange juice and bitters and stir gently. Garnish the drink with the mint sprigs and orange twist.
San Pellegrino chinotto is available at Italian and specialty markets and ditalia.com.
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