Mermaid Parade

Natasha David, Nitecap | New York

Produced in the famed Cognac subregion of Grande Champagne, Domaine Pasquet’s Marie-Framboise is a marriage of grape juice and raspberry-infused cognac that offers fruity-floral character. It’s one of Nitecap co-owner Natasha David’s favorite session cocktail tools, used here to play off Aperol in a low-ABV fizz, a format that’s usually built around a base of gin.

Reprinted with permission from Session Cocktails: Low-Alcohol Drinks for Any Occasion by Drew Lazor and the Editors of PUNCH, copyright© 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce Pasquet Marie-Framboise
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white

  1. Combine the Aperol, Marie-Framboise, grapefruit and lemon juices, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Dry-shake (without ice) vigorously until frothy, about 15 seconds, then add ice and shake again until chilled.
  3. Strain into a short Collins glass and top with soda water.

Tagged: Aperol, low ABV, Session