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Secret Recipe: A16 Rockridge's Il Giusto

Courtesy of A16 Rockridge.

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A-16 Rockridge is the third outpost from owner and wine Director, Shelley Lindgren, and with her newest locale on College Avenue, they get to bring out the booze. Their cocktail list, created by Shelley's husband, Greg Lindgren (of 15 Romolo and Rye) and Bar Manager Aidan Hansen features Italian spirits. This unique twist on the Negroni switches out gin for grappa.

Il Giusto 

Serves 1

1 ounce Campari

1 ounce Bertagnolli Grappa

1 ounce Carpano Punt e Mes Vermouth

2 dashes of Regan's Orange Bitters

1. Stir and pour over fresh rocks.

2. Garnish with a roasted orange slice.