Jon Santer, the owner of Prizefighter in Emeryville, Calif. created this simple spritz to celebrate the recent arrival of Bruto Americano, an Italian-style bitter aperitivo from St. George Distillery. To keep the drink local, he uses California chardonnay as a mixer. The pleasingly pink drink is well balanced; the easygoing quality of the wine contrasts nicely with the aggressive bite of the Americano.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1ounce California chardonnay
- ¾ounce Bruto Americano
- ¾ounce fresh pink grapefruit juice
- 2ounces soda water
- Grapefruit twist
Step 1Add liquid ingredients, in order, to a Tom Collins glass filled with ice. Squeeze grapefruit twist over top of drink, then insert it vertically down side of glass. Serve drink with a straw.