Don't worry about it. This cocktail is just right for a festive afternoon.

 This is not your run-of-the-mill sparkling wine cocktail, oh no, it's the Figurati, and it's a concoction that dances to its own Italian tune. And darling, when you lay your eyes upon its easy-peasy, built-in-the-glass recipe and its low-ABV day-drinking charm, you'll understand why this cocktail's name translates into "Don't Worry About It."

Nathan Elliot, the mixology maestro and creator of the Figurati, tossed aside the clichés of Champagne and prosecco, and even the delightful rosé sparklers, daring to be different. In the Figurati, he unveils the true star – lambrusco, the iconic Italian sparkler from the heart of Lombardy. It's a match made in cocktail heaven, my dear, as the vivacious lambrusco takes center stage.

But Nathan's a man of flair and pizzazz; he cranks up the charm with a couple of dashes of Peychaud's bitters. These are the darlings of New Orleans, famous for their role in the timeless Sazerac. A touch of gentian, a whisper of anise, a hint of citrus, and voilà – you've got a crimson-hued elixir that's bursting with botanical brilliance.

The Figurati is not just any cocktail; it's the perfect pre-dinner aperitif. Picture it – a sultry Italian evening, a charming table adorned with charcuterie and cheese, and in your hand, a Figurati. It's an invitation to an unforgettable soirée of the senses, and it's simply irresistible.

But wait, darling, there's more. Take it to your next patio happy hour, and bid adieu to your usual Aperol Spritz. The Figurati might just be the spark you've been missing, and who knows, you might rekindle your love affair with lambrusco along the way.

So, darling, don't fret. Embrace the Figurati, and let it whisk you away on an Italian escapade filled with flavor, charm, and, of course, a touch of "Don't Worry About It." Cheers, to the cocktail that dares to be different!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces lambrusco, chilled
  • 1 ounce Cappelletti aperitivo, chilled
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

DIRECTIONS

  • Add the lambrusco, Cappelletti and Peychaud’s bitters into a Champagne flute, stirring gently to combine.
  • Express the oil from a lemon twist over the glass and place the twist on the rim to garnish.

GARNISH

  • Lemon twist

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