Week-end is here.
Calls for Saturday into Sunday cocktail recipe like Sweet Olive from Franny's Simple Seasonal Italian (Artisan Books, May 2013) by Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stephens, and Melissa Clark.
Our former bartender Woody once took a trip to Venice and came back inspired to make this cocktail (pictured opposite). He’d had a version of it and fallen in love with all the elements—sweetness, saltiness, and a touch of bitterness. It’s marvelously complex and very Italian.
1 ounce Meletti amaro
1⁄4 ounce (just shy) Aperol
Dash of olive juice
3 small green cocktail olives (or 1 large)
An orange wedge
Pour the amaro, Aperol, and olive juice into a champagne flute. Top off with Prosecco. Garnish with the olives and orange wedge.
(* Excerpted from Franny's Simple Seasonal Italian by Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stephens, and Melissa Clark (Artisan Books). Copyright 2013. Photographs by John von Pamer.)