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Miss Midwest Midnight Checkout Queen Cocktail

May  6, 2019
Photo by A. H. G. Clements
Author Notes

Based on an Americano cocktail I had at Martínez in Barcelona, this is a great cocktail to have on hand when you’re hovering over something on the stove that needs your constant attention. It’s refreshing and low in alcohol, so it’s also a good option for brunch or a nightcap with your favorite bartender. Though it seems strange, the addition of the olive gives the cocktail a slight brininess that brings out the herbaceous essences of the Vermouth and Aperol. —A. H. G. Clements

  • Prep time 2 minutes
  • Cook time 2 minutes
  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3 ounces Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Blanc
  • 4 ounces Topo Chico Mineral Water (or Plain Seltzer Water)
  • 1 Wedge of Orange
  • 1 Olive (I prefer Whole Foods 365 Organic Green Olives)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Add Aperol and Vermouth to double old fashioned glass, then add 4-5 cubes of ice and top with Topo Chico. Put olive on a toothpick and use to stir. Garnish with orange wedge.

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