Giostra d’Alcol

Naren Young, Dante | New York

The Giostra d’Alcol (the carousel of alcohol) was a cocktail that was created in Turin in the 1930s by painter and sculptor Enrico Prampolini as part of the Italian Futurist movement. In his book Futurist Mixology, Fulvio Piccinino describes the drink as a shuffled version of the spritz, made with Campari, Barbera d’Asti wine and cedrata, a citron-infused sparkling soda. Naren Young’s more modern rendition, which is sweetened with a touch of honey syrup, forgoes the classic cheese and chocolate garnishes in favor of a simple orange slice.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 2 ounces red wine, preferably Barbera d'Asti
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 ounce Baladin Cedrata soda or sparkling lemonade

Garnish: orange slice

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in an Old-Fashioned glass over ice.
  2. Stir, top with soda and garnish with an orange slice.