Aperitifs

Aperitifs are cocktails served before a meal, to stimulate the appetite. They usually include beer, a generous wine, champagne or some kind of bitters.


American

ice
1 oz. Campari bitters
1 oz. red vermouth
fill with soda

This is a classic one. To make it, pour the bitters with the vermouth over ice in a highball glass and fill with soda. To garnish, include an orange wedge and a stirrer.


Black velvet

2 oz. champagne
fill with malt beer

This is one of those cocktails with a very special taste. You prepare one pouring some cold champagne in a flute champagne glass and filling with cold malt beer. Enjoy.


Campari with soda

ice
2 oz. Campari bitters
fill with soda

This is a common direct cocktail with Campari. To make it, pour the bitters over ice in a highball glass and fill with water. It's garnished with an orange wedge and a stirrer.


Campari orange or Garibaldi

ice
2 oz. Campari bitters
fill with orange juice

This is another common direct cocktail with Campari. To make it, pour the bitters over ice in a highball glass and fill with orange juice. It's garnished with an orange wedge and a stirrer too.


Green beer

1/4 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. curaçao blue
fill with cold beer

The key word for this one is cold. You make a green beer by pouring the ingredients in a cold pilsener glass, and filling with cold beer.


Must-drink glass

2 oz. demi-sweet anisette
1 oz. fernet

This is a cordial, so, in a pousse-café glass, pour both ingredients and serve.


Negroni

ice
3/4 oz. Campari bitters
3/4 oz. gin
3/4 oz. red vermouth

Negroni is another classic. To make one, pour the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass over ice. Add an orange wedge and a stirrer to garnish.


White cloud or Rabbit

ice
1 oz. anisette
fill with soda

Lastly, a White Cloud direct cocktail is made by pouring the anisette over ice in a highball glass and filling with soda. The drink will turn white, so you will not need to garnish.


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