Fatty ‘Cue: 50 Carmine St (bet. Bleeker and Bedford) New York, NY 10014

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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.

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5 responses to “Cocktails!”

  1. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.-Oprah Winfrey

    • Patel says:

      Tom, the Spritz is an Venetian drink. Why change the name? BTW it uslulay made with Campari (a bit bitter for American taste) and Cynar, which herbal and more bitter than Campari. And, its better to use Sparkling Water rather than Club Soda because Club Soda is salty.

  2. Genuinely helpful, thanks for putting up the idea.

    • Aiko says:

      I am a big fan of Spritz & Aperol is my preferred as well it’s one of my faivrote things about trips to Italy great Spritz. In fact i’m heading there in a couple of weeks and plan and definitely having a few!

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