cookSaint-Florent Cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif made slightly more potent with the addition of gin.
From: bonappetit.com SERVES 8

honey syrup
cup clover honey
assembly
1 cups gin
cup fresh lime juice
cup Aperol or Cappelletti
Angostura bitters
Champagne or sparkling wine
8 lime wheels

honey syrup

Combine honey and 2 Tbsp. hot water in a small jar; cover and shake to dissolve honey.

assembly

Combine 6 Tbsp. gin, 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 2 Tbsp. Aperol, 1 Tbsp. honey syrup, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker; fill shaker with ice. Cover and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled coupe glasses. Top off each with Champagne and garnish with a lime wheel. Repeat three more times.

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