Richard Boccato and Michael McIlroy

archangel cocktail recipe

A play on a Pink Gin (Angostura bitters and gin), the Archangel combines the aromatic subtlety of cucumbers, the bright bitter orange tang of Aperol and the strength of gin. It may be pink, but it’s got serious spirit.


Serving: 1

  • 2 1/4 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 2 slices cucumber

Garnish: lemon peel

  1. In a mixing glass, bruise cucumber slices with a muddler.
  2. Add gin, Aperol, ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel.


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