An Italian bitter aperitif made infusing herbs and fruits in alcohol and water. ABV ranges from 10% to 29% based on country.
A juice used in some cocktails for its tart and acidic properties. Grapefruit juice can be pre-squeezed and kept fresh for many days like orange juice, unlike lemon and lime juice.
A juice used in some cocktails for its tart and sweet taste as well as beautiful reddish-purple color. The astringent (mouth drying) properties of cranberry juice can be removed by a process called washing, which negates the polyphenols.
A grape distilled base amaro made from various herbs, such as myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe and saffron. Typically 45% ABV.
A syrup made from dissolving granulated sugar (sucrose) in water. Regular simple is made by combining 1:1 sugar:water by mass, rich simple is 2:1 sugar:water by mass although only 1.5 times as sweet as regular. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
A carbonated wine usually from natural fermentation, but increasingly via carbon dioxide injection.
Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine. #shake #straight
From Rhett Williams, Pourhouse, Vancouver.