Shake 1st 4 ingredients, strain, ice-filled highball, top with seltzer, stir gently, garnish with bitters and orange swath


Pompelmo is Italian for grapefruit. I like the way Pisco and St. Germain play on the bitter Aperol and grapefruit components.

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2011 Kindred Cocktails
Created by
Robert Love
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  • Excellent gulp-able low abv drink. Reminds you of watermelon. Elderflower is subtle. — ★★★★
  • Maybe try with a bit more St. Germain... — ★★★★★
  • This is really an outstandingly refreshing drink. It feels to me like one *could* pour a bit heavier on the Pisco if one wanted to -- but as is this is a perfect summer backyard party / barbecue drink. — ★★★★★
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Dan commented on 12/15/2011:

Curated to revert to the the authentic recipe. Altered version suggested substituting 7-Up for seltzer. The authentic recipe is more true to the spirit of Kindred Cocktails. Feel free to use the Your Comments section of your cocktail book entry to track your personal preferences. Thanks much for posting!

I like the touch of sweetness that comes from lemon-lime soda, kinda balances out the bitter. Maybe I'll try with San Pellegrino Lemon or Orange Sparkling water as well.