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Lauren Corriveau, Nitecap | New York

When creating this wine-based aperitif, Lauren Corriveau of New York’s Nitecap was inspired by her ideal white wine: “It’s dry, crisp, vegetal and refreshing. You could drink a bottomless glass, or be in no rush to finish it at all. And obviously, bubbles make everything better.” Alongside Salers and fennel liqueur, the addition of St-Germain brings out the inherent floral elements of the drink.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces dry white wine, preferably sauvignon blanc
  • 3/4 ounce Salers
  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain
  • 1/4 ounce fennel liqueur, preferably Don Ciccio & Figli
  • 1 dash Terra Spice eucalyptus extract
  • 2 dashes citric acid solution (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 1/4 ounces sparkling water

Garnish: cucumber ribbon

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a wine glass over ice.
  2. Stir to integrate.
  3. Garnish with cucumber ribbon.
Editor's Note

Citric Acid Solution:
3 1/2 ounces citric acid
14 ounces filtered water

Combine and mix until dissolved.

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