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Bitter Orange and Limoncello Cocktail

The Gin and Tonic Gets a Zingy Upgrade

With a hue like a sunset captured in a glass, this aperitif is all but destined for sipping while day fades into night. Adding to its cocktail-hour allure, it's only a hair more complicated to make than a gin and tonic. After adding a splash each of zippy limoncello and bittersweet Luxardo Aperitivo to the classic combination, swirl it all together with a swizzle stick (or a spoon) and plop in a grapefruit twist — that's it! The result: a drink that's only complex in taste. Keep reading for the intoxicating recipe.

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From Francesco Lafranconi for Luxardo

Bitter Orange and Limoncello Cocktail


  1. 1 1/2 ounces gin
    1/2 ounce limoncello
    1/2 ounce Luxardo Aperitivo
    3 ounces tonic water
    Grapefruit twist


  1. Add all of the ingredients to an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
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