3⁄4 oz Aperol
3⁄4 oz Amaro Nonino
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
Instructions

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass

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Posted by Dan on 9/13/2010
Created by
Sam Ross, LIttle Branch, NYC
Year
2009
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authentic recipe
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(106 ratings)
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  • So very very good. Really my ideal of a cocktail. — ★★★★★
  • Reduce lemon juice to 1/2 oz
  • Delightfully but not overwhelmingly sweet. Also enjoy substituting a local bitter aperitivo (Capitoline Tiber) for the Nonino. — ★★★★★
  • Awesome drink — ★★★★
  • Tasty and quite enjoyable. — ★★★★★
  • The first drink I've ever found that's actually better with Aperol as opposed to Campari. — ★★★★
  • The best cocktail of the 21st century. Perfection! — ★★★★★
  • Made with ramazotti and Bullitt and was prettygood — ★★★★
  • Averna 1cl plus bourbon: Woodford — ★★★★
  • Used Woodford Reserve, Antica. Very good. Will have to try with Nonino when I spring for some. Or Ramazotti. — ★★★★
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Comments

An excellent drink!  I've been making this with Rye instead of bourbon - Jim Beam's of late.  I also tried a variation using Jim Beam, Amaro Nonino, and (instead of Aperol) an aperitivo I found in Paris when I was (unsuccessfully) looking for a bottle of Select- Poli's "Airone Rosso."  It worked very well. (The Italian shopkeeper in Paris told me that Airone Rosso is very similar to Select.) I also sometimes add 1/8 to 1/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur. And I sometimes substitute Ramazotti for the Nonino. There you have it.


A tasty variation I've seen called the Paper Mache subs cachaca and Averna for the bourbon and Nonino.


Been making it lately with Sfumato Rabarbaro in place of the Nonino. Also very tasty.


Had to sub Meletti, and I drink Rye not Bourbon, still loved it. Looking forward to playing around, maybe trying Cardamaro or Grand Poppy next time. Campari would be too overpowering imo especially if using a stronger flavoured Amaro in place of the Nonino. Lots of opportunity to experiment with this one.


Used 1 oz Woodford,  3/4 lime juice, Averna and aperol:  Very good.  Never tried the original recipe 


Tried with Overproof Bourbon 129 proof... Much better. Less flat than comon proof Bourbon.