Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Gates Otsuji of the bar Le Bain at the Standard Hotel in New York created this refined, but lively spritzer. It riffs on the popular Aperol spritz, but, Otsuji notes, “the addition of vodka raises the A.B.V. of the cocktail just enough to take it from aperitif to anytime, and the orange juice adds some body to the texture."



    1. Step 1

      In a shaker, combine simple syrup, orange juice, Aperol and vodka. Add ice, cap the shaker and shake briefly. Strain the ingredients into a collins glass over fresh ice, and top with cava. Squeeze two or three lemon wedges into the drink.