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Often served before the meal as an aperitif, this classic cocktail is believed to have originated in Florence, Italy, in the early 1900s.

Ingredients:

  • Ice as needed
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 orange

Directions:

In a tall bar glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, vermouth and Campari. Stir, then strain into a small martini glass.

Using a vegetable peeler, remove a strip of orange peel about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long. Gently bend the peel slightly and carefully hold it over a flame for 2 seconds, then place in the cocktail. Be careful, as the citrus oils from the peel will flare. Serve immediately. Serves 1.

Recipe by Bourbon & Branch, San Francisco.