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Pomegranate Americano

[Photo: Kevin Liu]

Can a classic combination of vermouth and Campari be simulated without alcohol? In this drink, pomegranate juice replicates the acidity, astringency, and caramel sweetness of vermouth. A few drops of bitters (which contribute a scant amount of alcohol to the drink) add the herbal component and some bitterness, reminiscent of Campari.

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