When you’re feeling fancy, make this easy, ruby-colored cocktail. The amaro adds a light hint of bitter to counter the sweetness in the Bai for a bubbly drink that’s perfect whether you’re celebrating the end of another week (TGIF!) or you’re toasting with a significant other on Valentine’s Day.
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- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce amaro (such as Averna or Cynar)
- Bai 5 Bubbles Bolivia Black Cherry
- 1 cherry, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, lemon juice, and amaro. Shake, strain into a highball glass, and top with Bai 5 Bubbles. Garnish with cherry.
Pamela Wiznitzer currently serves as the creative director of the newly opened Seamstress bar and restaurant in New York City. She is an active member and serves as the president of the New York chapter of the United States Bartenders' Guild.