Bitter & Famous

This cocktail is an americano–negroni–style flavour combination brought to life with a splash of soda.


  • 25 ml homemade blood orange syrup
  • 20 ml Mezcal
  • 20 ml Red vermouth
  • 20 ml Sparkling water
  • Orange zest


Prepare the orange syrup: either simply mix a 1:1 ratio of blood orange juice & sugar (or refular orange if the blood orange is not in season). Or do the following for extra twang: zest the orange and save the zest, juice the orange. Mix the zest with sugar and keep overnight. Add the juice the next day, stir until everything is dissolved and strain out the peels.

Stir your orange syrup, mezcal and vermouth with ice. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Top off with sparkling water. Garnish with orange zest

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Fizzology with Josephine Sondlo

The recipe is created by Josephine Sondlo, an award-winning bartender at Stockholm's Bar Afterglow.

Read more about her passion for sparkling cocktails and her best tips for the home bar.

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