In the summer, Kathy Casey likes to serve this aperitif alongside pitted fresh Bing cherries topped with goat cheese and slivered toasted almonds. When she makes the Vixen, she uses a channel knife to cut the lemon twist over the drink so the citrus oil spritzes onto the surface.

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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol (bitter orange Italian aperitif)
  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the vodka, Aperol and St-Germain and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lemon twist.
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