1 oz Zucca
1⁄2 oz Orange liqueur, Clément Créole Shrubb (Or other orange liqueur)
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
2 oz Soda water (In glass, not shake)
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Shake (all but the soda water and twist) with ice and strain into a Collins glass with 2 oz soda water. Top with ice, garnish with an orange twist, and add a straw.


For Loyal Nine's Yacht Rock Sunday, I was inspired by a guest's call for a Zucca Spritz akin to the more common call for an Aperol one. In thinking about amari and carbonation, I decided to go in the direction of Michael McIlroy's Rome with a View . In the end, my formulation took the shape of a Zucca and dry vermouth Daisy replete with citrus, orange liqueur, and soda water. With nothing all that Italian sounding in yacht rock playlist song titles, I opted for an A-ha moment with Take on Me.

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FRY 2015
Posted by yarm on 10/09/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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