The John Dory's Lawrence Welk Recipe

The John Dory's Lawrence Welk Recipe

[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

This poppy-hued drink from The John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City is richly citrusy and fragrant, with a puckering tartness that lingers. The mix of Aperol and lime conjures up the vivid taste of ripe grapefruit in winter.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • Ice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Dash Regans' orange bitters
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce Dolin Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila


  1. 1.

    Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add lime juice, bitters, Aperol, sweet vermouth, and tequila. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve immediately.