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A beautifully balanced and complex riff on the White Negroni.
A bittersweet Manhattan-style lightly sparkling cocktail.
A refreshing aperitif with a mouth salivating bitterness. Makes a Spritz seem bland.
Zesty, bittersweet and sweet 'n' sour, this Haystack will make you salivate – a tasty bittersweet & sour aperitif. John didn't specify a garnish and
A great aperitif drink which uses bready genever and gentian liqueur as its backbone with spoons of herbal Galliano, genepi and chocolate liqueurs adding
Pisco, pineapple and Sauvignon Blanc wine are a match made in heaven, while gentian liqueur provides complex underlying gentian bittersweet notes.
Dry and lightly bitter, this tequila-based sipper makes for a great aperitif cocktail.
This very serious Negroni has great depth of flavour with mocha coffee and bitter gentian.
A bittersweet, refreshing aperitivo.
This tequila-based cocktail is bitter before turning bittersweet, then finishes with a long bitter finish. It won't be for everybody but for those who
Bittersweet gentian is the prevalent flavour (hence the 'Suzie' name), toned down by bianco vermouth and freshened with pink grapefruit over a fortifying
Almost creamy with vanilla, bittersweet rootiness and cognac.
On the sour/dry side, this aperitif-style cocktail combines bittersweet amaro and gentian with Canadian rye whisky and citrus sourness.
Reminiscent of a Vieux Carré but with Lillet Blanc replacing sweet vermouth and gentian replacing Angostura bitters.
A fruity bittersweet aperitif with orchard fruit, citrus and bittersweet gentian sipped through a sarsaparilla-like layer of Peychaud's Bitters.
Spiritous, vinous and delicately vegetal. One for Martini lovers.
A riff on the White Negroni with the cognac replacing half of the gin. Fittingly 'Charente' references the Cognac area of France.
Honey balances bitter notes of gentian with citrusy bergamot and Scotch spirit. An aperitif of digestif.
Reminiscent of an Espresso Martini but with raisiny fruit and distinctive gentiane bitterness. A great after dinner sipper but don't let that stop you
Juan Meyer's original recipe calls for equal parts: Redemption rye whiskey, Suze, Amaro de Montenegro, and lemon juice. It's very tasty but I couldn't
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