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LUNA AMARA APERITIVO ($35)
Produced by Don Ciccio & Figli, a craft distillery in Washington, D.C., and modeled after the Italian bitter of Turin, this dark cherry-hued small-batch aperitivo is crafted with 16 botanicals. “Producing in smaller quantities gives us the opportunity to elevate its quality,” says founder and distiller Francesco Amodeo. Honeydew and prickly pear add sweetness that tempers the harmonious bitterness of grapefruit and chicory.
How to drink it: In a Sorrentino with limoncello, Cocchi Americano and orange bitters, or a Still Salty About Last Night, with grapefruit and lime juices, simple syrup and Maldon salt water.