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.