Fatty ‘Cue: 50 Carmine St (bet. Bleeker and Bedford) New York, NY 10014
Ok, so I know summer is long gone but for whatever reason I am having an Aperol moment. In particular with a cocktail called the Aperol spritz. The Aperol spritz is an incredibly popular cocktail originating in Veneto Italy. Its key ingredient, Aperol, is a light orange flavored liquor that only became available in the US in the last decade. I had one of these cocktails during a recent trip to London in late August- very simple – Aperol, prosecco, splash of fresh orange juice and an orange slice. Incredibly refreshing. Recently at Fatty ‘Cue I had a creative interpretation of this classic blend they call the “foreplay”. They use the traditional Aperol and prosecco, throw in a splash of yuzu and mezcal and then give it a twist with grapefruit instead of orange. I could drink these forever, even through the winter. Bottoms up!
TIP: If youre making these at home try using N.V. Mionetto Prosecco Brut Gold Label. Very inexpensive but with an expensive taste.