The Aperitivo Sherry Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe adapted from Matt Hanson and Nick Africano, Tertulia, New York City

The Aperitivo
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Make The Aperitivo from Matt Hanson and Nick Africano, Tertulia, New York City
  • 8 to 9 fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 dash lavender bitters 
  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Perruchi dry (white) vermouth
  • 1 ounce manzanilla sherry (such as La Gintana)
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • One 3-inch swatch of orange peel
  • Soda
  1. In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the rosemary leaves with the lavender bitters. Fill the glass with ice. Add the vermouth, sherry and orange bitters, then fill to the rim with soda and stir gently. Twist the orange peel over the surface of the drink to express the oils, then drop the peel into the cocktail and serve.
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