A NEW BITTERSWEET ALCOHOL-FREE APERITIF
IMAGINED IN PARIS, MADE IN TRIESTE
iessi is about making imaginative choices and seeking pleasure in the rituals of daily life. We love the easy conviviality of sharing an apéritif — the way a drink, with alcohol or without, can bring you into the moment. iessi is a chance to make these occasions more inclusive, thoughtful and surprising.
FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle one sliced fresh jalapeno with a handful of mint leaves. Measure in 60ml of L’Aperitivo, 15ml of fresh lime juice, and plenty of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Fine strain into a highball glass, fill with ice, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint leaf and a slice of jalapeño.
In a mixing glass, add 60ml of L’Aperitivo, 45ml of Earl Grey tea,* a teaspoon of olive brine and a dash of Angostura bitters (optional). Fill with ice and stir gently until chilled. Strain over ice in a tumbler glass and garnish with an olive. (*Steep two Earl Grey tea bags in half a cup of hot water for five minutes and wait until cool.)
Half-rim a cocktail glass with sumac. In a cocktail shaker, mix 60ml of L’Aperitivo, 60 ml of pomegranate juice, a half-teaspoon of orange blossom water, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and one sprig of dill. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Fine strain and garnish with fresh dill.