This refreshingly bitter aperitif cocktail from The Modern in NYC is a variation on the Americano. It calls for saffron-tinted Strega, an herbal liqueur produced in Benevento, Italy (for which this cocktail is named.
Cranberry Tonic cup fresh cranberries cup white granulated sugar cup water Splash of orange juice teaspoon pure vanilla extract Fresh English Thyme leaves Gin of choice (I used St. George) Tonic of choice (I used Fever Tree)
Pomme en Croute Cocktail~This recipe is a twist on the Brandy Crusta, a classic New Orleans cocktail from the Applejack with Campari, lemon, and orange juice, this tart drink is best enjoyed with a hearty coating of sugar on the rim.
Happy hour idea: a Fig and Thyme Cocktail. 1 oz pisco oz Cointreau oz thyme simple syrup oz lime juice 1 fig (quartered) sprig of thyme and fig for garnish Thyme Simple Syrup: cup sugar cup water 5 sprigs of thyme