Manhattans were my drink of choice over the holidays, but now I long for a cocktail with a bright note of tangy citrus (plus, the extra Vitamin C can’t hurt, either). Feeling good calls for the juice of a freshly squeezed orange and lemon. To add more depth, Aperol brings the essence of orange, and Licor 43 intensifies the lemon flavor.
Vita-Vitah is a great alternative to brunch Mimosas. The play between orange and lemon is a great example of why we should consume as much fresh citrus fruit as possible while it is are in season. Do use blood oranges, clementines or other types as alternatives if you feel so inclined.
Yield: 2 cocktails
Glassware: martini glass
4 oz (60ml) orange juice
2 oz (30ml) lemon juice
1-1/2 oz (24ml) Aperol, additional for garnish
1 oz (15ml) Licor 43
2 oz (30ml) gin
Ken Leung is a contributor at The Boys Club and blogger at Hungry Rabbit.