An Italian aperitif made of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and cinchona with other ingredients. Usually 11% ABV.
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 popular brand of elderflower liqueur, made with wild elderflowers and based with Eau de vie; 20% ABV.
A sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in Champagne, France. The carbonation is due to secondary fermentation of the wine after it's bottled. For our purposes we treat this the same as Brut and Sparkling Wine.
A hybrid citrus fruit originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species, sweet orange and pomelo. Like other citrus fruits the grapefruit is popular among cocktails for its peel and juice.
Pour Aperol, grapefruit juice and St. Germain into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice until chilled. Fill a highball glass with ice, and pour in contents of shaker. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Adapted from Peels, NYC.
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