My other half (who is also responsible for any good photography you might find on this site) was at a gin tasting late last year and came back raving about one in particular: Neroli gin, by That Boutique-y Gin Company. With characteristic tardiness, I grabbed a bottle for her as a late Valentine gift, and then felt I had no choice but to try it myself. For research purposes.
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.