Tom Richter | New York City

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PFT stands for Pretty Fluffy Thing, and is New York bartender Tom Richter’s favorite way to play with a Gin Sour. It simply replaces a bit of the gin with Italian aperitivo, Campari. A little bitter, a lot citrusy and a touch sweet, the PFT makes the most of Campari’s iconic color to dye this gin-fueled drink a deep, bubblegum pink.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
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Aperitif (Aperitivo)

(n.) An umbrella of a drink category relating to the time of consumption rather than a specific drink, an aperitif is an alcoholic beverage consumed before a meal. The tradition stems from 18th century France (apéritif) and Italy (aperitivo), where it was believed that a drink—usually something bitter or bubbly and not terribly alcoholic—would help [...] More A-Z →