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I’m Hip and
Very Bitter


½ ounce amaro (Thrasher uses Don Ciccio & Figli’s Luna Amara)

½ ounce gin (Thrasher uses Green Hat’s Spring/Summer seasonal gin)

½ ounce grapefruit reduction (recipe follows)

Sparkling wine

Garnish: Grapefruit peel

Grapefruit reduction

1 quart grapefruit juice

1 cup sugar

1 bay leaf

1 green cardamom pod


In a cocktail tin, combine first three ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a large coupe, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with grapefruit peel.

Grapefruit Reduction

In a pot over medium-high heat, slowly bring grapefruit juice to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until sugar has dissolved. Simmer until liquid is reduced by a third, then strain and cool.