And so we start


I was casting about for a quick spritz-ish recipe in a pre-prandial vein and my eyes alighted on a bottle of Amaro Montenegro. Given it has a bit more oomph than Aperol (23%, as opposed to 11%), I thought it would carry a long drink better sans bubbly. It’s also more complex, with a hint of rose at the end that’s rather fun. So as to pretend I was creating something out of whole cloth, rather than just adding soda, I also grabbed some Créme De Pêches, orange bitters and a lemon.

  • 40ml Amaro Montenegro
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml Créme De Pêches
  • 2 shakes Angostura Orange Bitters

Mix ingredients and then fine strain into a large wine glass filled with ice and two orange wedges. Top up with soda water.