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Sprezzatura

Sprezzatura loosely translates from Italian as "displaying a nonchalance in the accomplishment of a challenging task." Jason "Buffalo" LoGrasso's Sicilian amaro-based cooler personifies this attitude: His unlikely combination of ingredients works in perfect concert.

Make it at Home

Ice
1½ ounces amaro, preferably Averna
½ ounce Cognac, preferably Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup (made by Small Hand Foods; see retail outlets here)
Seltzer
Sprig of fresh mint

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the amaro, Cognac, lemon juice and gum syrup. Shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass. Top with fresh ice and seltzer. Garnish with the mint sprig.

Drink It Here

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San Francisco, CA
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