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Channel Orange

Channel Orange cocktail

Annie Park


Created by Jen Rae, a bartender at Seattle amaro-focused bar Barnacle, the Channel Orange was inspired by that most classic of aperitivi, the Spritz. This variation follows the same recipe template—bitter liqueur, prosecco, club soda, citrus garnish—but enhances it by calling for three bitter liqueurs as well as grapefruit soda to make those citrus notes pop, yielding a nuanced, bright and citrusy drink. 

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Why Aperitivo Hour Has Taken Over America.”



  1. Add all ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice and stir briefly to combine.

  2. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.