DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Cocktail Detour offers a recipe for the Italian Job.
This cocktail, The Italian Job by Joseph Akhavan, is easily one of the most delicious and delicate drinks we’ve ever made at home. To us is has it all; good ingredients, a catchy name, an easy to remember equal part recipe and a stunning colour. It’s the kind of cocktail that just begs to be photographed and featured online.
So what’s in it? Well it’s a delicious blend of Smith & Cross rum, Cocchi Americano, Aperol and Byrrh. As it’s an equal part recipe it’s easy to scale, for example if you want to serve The Italian Job at a cocktail party.
It’s a very visual cocktail, and it definitely tastes as good as it looks. The four ingredients are quite distinctive all on their own, so in one way it’s surprising how well they work together without one overpowering the other. But hey, isn’t this the magic of cocktails, how the sum can be bigger than it’s individual parts!
The Italian Job
0,75 oz Jamaican rum (Smith & Cross)
0,75 oz Cocchi Americano
0,75 oz Aperol
0,75 oz Byrrh
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange wheel (we used a dried one).
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