By: The Local Palate
Topping a garibaldi cocktail with an orange wedge

For a whimsical start to the cocktail making process, start off with a swift salute to Dantes in NYC and Giuseppe Garibaldi buried on the island of Caprera. Named for the famed Italian general, this recipe for the garibaldi comes from Charleston’s beloved neighborhood hub babas on meeting and is often a famed feature for their aperitivo hour. Babas encourages getting experimental with how you spruce up your Select Aperitivo, suggesting additions like mint or strawberry hydrosol or cocoa bitters as a way to balance out the acidity of the oranges.

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 3 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 1.5 ounces adjusted Select Aperitivo
  • for the adjusted Select Aperitivo
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 5 drops 20 percent saline solution
  • Garnish: orange wedge
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail tin. 
  2. Top cocktail tin with crushed ice and fill a collins glass with crushed ice.
  3. Shake the tin vigorously 25 times then strain into a collins glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange wedge skewered by a toothpick.
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    babas on meeting in Charleston
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