OK, I thought I was done with the Light in the Piazza cocktails, but then I saw a limoncello with the label Fabrizia on it. Fabrizio is the name of the young lover in the show, so I couldn’t pass it up. Thus:
The Flying Hat
- 1.5 oz. Fabrizia limoncello
- 0.75 oz. lemon juice
- 0.5 oz. Herbe di Amalfi Basil liqueur
- 1 barspoon Fernet Branca
- 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Stir with ice and straing into a champagne flute.
Top with 3.0 oz. American sparkling wine.
Garnish with a half grape on a toothpick.
Once more, stuck to Italian mixers mostly. Basil, lemon, a nice tart sweetness. The Fernet cuts into that just enough. The sparkling wine is American for the character of Clara, but you can top with whatever you’d like, obviously.
The grape is the hat, if not so obviously.