Sweet Olive

This recipe, from Franny’s: Simple Seasonal Italian and the restaurant of the same name, is a tremendously clever blend of flavors. We’ve enjoyed more than a few, but confess that we prefer its sister cocktail, the Safe Passage, if we have lemons on hand.

The original recipe calls for Meletti, but you can use another citrusy, medium-bodied amaro like Averna or Montenegro. It also calls for Prosecco, but Champagne or any sparkling wine will be lovely. Finally, the recipe specifies Aperol rather than a less-sweet bitter citrus liqueur like Campari, and we do stick with Aperol when we make it.

Castelvetrano olives, a minimally-brined meaty green variety, are ideal here. If you’re using a saltier Spanish olive brine, use a lighter hand with your dash.

Ingredients

Instructions

Build ingredients in a Champagne flute in the order given. Garnish with an olive and a slice of orange.

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Really Good App

We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
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