Drinkers who have been turned off of amaro by an overtly bitter expression will find Averna to be quite accessible, says Stacy Swenson, the creative drink specialist at Simple Serve, especially in this cocktail that gets sweetness and fruit from a spoonful of marmalade.
- 1 1/2 ounces Averna
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth (such as Cinzano 1757 rosso)
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 barspoon marmalade (blackberry, black cherry or orange)
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: blackberries
- Garnish: cracked black pepper
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Pour into a rocks glass or tumbler.
Top with cracked ice and stir.
Garnish with a mint sprig, blackberries and cracked black pepper.