In Sicily, where Averna was born, the amaro is often enjoyed as an after-dinner drink with a slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary or other herb. Here, the orange is muddled with mint to release those fresh flavors, then mixed with bourbon and topped off with a dry sparkling rosé.

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Credit: Chelsea Kyle

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active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 cocktail
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This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2021 issue. Get the magazine here

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Muddle the mint in a cocktail shaker until bruised. Add 1 half of the orange slice and gently muddle to release the juice. Pour in the bourbon and Averna. Fill partway with ice and shake until chilled, about 30 seconds.

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  • Place the large ice cube, if using, in a 10-ounce rocks glass. (Alternately, fill the glass about one-third full with ice.) Strain the cocktail into the glass. Top with the sparkling rosé. Secure the rosemary sprig on the side of the glass with the remaining orange slice half.

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