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Staff Pick

Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo

Item # 36807 750mL
$36.96/ Single Bottle
$221.76/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

A clear notch above the competition this very impressive bittersweet aperitivo sets itself apart from the pack with aromas that don't hold back and perk up your senses while the palate is textured and soft with a gentle bittersweet finish that hangs on like the perfect ending to a real tear jerker. Makes great, simple refreshing aperitif cocktails, long drinks with soda water and ice as well as numerous cocktail possibilities.

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Staff Pick Notes

People who come into our store are surprised when they go to find a bottle of Campari and see the entire category of red bitter apertivo spirits out there. Well, if you are at all interested in branching out I'll make it easy for you: this one is the best. It's a revelation. It's local, made in Brooklyn in a cramped, apothecary-esque micro-distillery lined with botanical jars and bubbling cauldrons (alongside a New York Amaro and a complex, unfiltered gin). Drier and ramping up the bitterness, spend a little time with it and you'll begin to taste perfectly balanced citrus, wild roses, delicate chamomile... It's so nice the best way to have it is with some ice and soda water, maybe a lime wedge, sitting out in the sun. But you can bet it'll take your Negronis out to another level, into outer space, all the way out past the red planet.


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