Abigail Gullo’s dark, stirred Seamstress cocktail gets a lift from sparkling wine and bright, citrusy L’Aperitivo Nonino, whose botanical flavors balance the rich, spicy notes of Armagnac. The yin to L’Aperitivo’s yang, Amaro Nonino lends a rounded, honeyed quality. The Seamstress takes its inspiration from the employees of Seattle madame Lou Graham, whose brothel workers’ occupations were listed officially as “seamstresses.”
- 1 ounce L’Aperitivo Nonino Botanical Drink
- 1/2 ounce Armagnac
- 1/2 ounce Amaro Nonino
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce dry sparkling wine
Garnish: lemon twist
- Add first four ingredients to a mixing glass over ice, and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a coupe, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with a lemon twist.