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Novara Spritz

Whether you want to refer to this as a Spritz or an Americano, there's no denying the refreshing nature of a simple mix of aperitivo and soda. Traditionally garnished with a simple wedge of orange, the addition of an (optional) Castelvetrano olive to the skewer adds a salty, savoury note perfectly complementing the effervescence of this simple, delicious cocktail.  Ingredients 60mL Novara Bitter Aperitivo 120mL Sparkling Water Preparation Instructions Add all ingredients to a wine glass filled with ice Using a bar spoon, stir glass gently to mix ingredients thoroughly. Garnish with an orange wedge, skewered on a cocktail pick. 

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Maggiore

There's something special about the combination of tropical cocktails paired with bitter aperitivi. Located due north of the city of Novara, Lago Maggiore is the second largest lake in all of Italy, and the namesake for this favourite tropical sipper sweetened with the addition of almond orgeat and a blend of fresh juices, perfectly suited for sipping along the coastline. Ingredients 45mL Novara Bitter Aperitivo 20mL Non-Alcoholic Gin 15mL Almond Orgeat Syrup 15mL Fresh Lemon Juice 60mL Pineapple Juice 60mL Fresh Orange Juice 4 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters Preparation Instructions Add all ingredients except for Angostura Aromatic Bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cap shaker, and shake vigorously.  Strain into a tropical, tiki-style mug filled with crushed ice, and finish...

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Jasmine

Perhaps one of the earlier entries in the "modern classic" cocktail territory, the Jasmine has been a favourite for years. Created by bartender Paul Harrington in the early 90's, the original drink draws its inspiration from the Pegu Club Cocktail, and effectively delivers refreshing, bitter notes of grapefruit despite the fact the fruit plays no part in the list of ingredients. In our take on the cocktail, we've swapped out Orange Curacao for seville orange marmalade, and have reached for non-alcoholic alternatives to the traditional spirit/bitter base, including Novara Bitter Aperitivo. Ingredients 15mL Novara Bitter Aperitivo 45mL Non-Alcoholic Gin 20mL Fresh Lemon Juice 15mL Simple Syrup 1tsp Orange Marmalade Preparation Instructions Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with...

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Enzoni

Originally created by bartender Vincenzo Errico in 2003 at New York City cocktail bar Milk & Honey, the Enzoni is a refreshing cross between a Negroni and Sour, with the addition of red grapes for an added touch of sweetness and fruit.  Ingredients 30mL Novara Bitter Aperitivo 30mL Non-Alcoholic Gin 20mL Fresh Lemon Juice 30mL Simple Syrup 5ea Red grapes, plus 3 for garnish Preparation Instructions Add grapes to bottom of a cocktail shaker, and muddle vigorously.  Add all remaining ingredients to shaker, and fill with ice.  Cap shaker and shake vigorously. Double-strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange zest and 3 grapes, skewered on a cocktail pick. Rest pick on rim of glass. 

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Novara & Tonic

Sometimes when mixing, keeping things simple can often be the best approach. Case in point: this simple, delicious mix of Novara and Tonic is a refreshingly bitter sipper perfectly suited to quenching your thirst. Ingredients 45mL Novara Bitter Aperitivo 90mL Premium Tonic Water Preparation Instructions Build all ingredients in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Using a bar spoon, stir gently to mix ingredients thoroughly. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

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