Autoroute Alpine

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Campari, black pepper, and basil make for a deliciously herbal and earthy drink. This recipe was developed by Ian Scalzo at Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco.

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Autoroute Alpine

About This Recipe

Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 days
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer


  • For Black Pepper Tincture:
  • 2 ounces whole black peppercorns
  • 6 ounces Everclear
  • For Honey Syrup:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • For Autoroute Alpine:
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 dash black pepper tincture
  • Splash of soda
  • 1 large basil leaf


  1. 1

    Make Black Pepper Tincture: Place peppercorns and Everclear in a medium bowl. Let rest for two days. Pour mixture through a sieve, reserving liquid.

  2. 2

    Make Honey Syrup: Place honey and boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Whisk until honey is dissolved. Let cool.

  3. 3

    Make Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vermouth, Campari, lemon juice, honey syrup, and black pepper tincture. Shake thirty seconds.

  4. 4

    Fill an old fashioned glass with two large cubes of ice. Strain cocktail into glass. Top with a splash of soda. Garnish with basil leaf.

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