The Modern's Beneventano

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

This refreshingly bitter aperitif cocktail from The Modern in NYC is a variation on the Americano.

Note: This cocktail calls for saffron-tinted Strega, an herbal liqueur produced in Benevento, Italy (for which this cocktail is named.)

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The Modern's Beneventano

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:3 minutes
Total time:3 minutes
Special equipment:Mixing glass and cocktail strainer


  • 1 1/2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 1/2 ounces Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro
  • 1/2 ounce Strega
  • Splash soda
  • Garnish: Orange wedge


  1. 1

    Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add Aperol, Zucca, and Strega, stir well. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Strain Aperol mixture into serving glass, top with soda, and garnish with orange wedge.

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