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
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!
- 4 ounces lambrusco, chilled
- 1 ounce Cappelletti aperitivo, chilled
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 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.
- Lemon twist