The Modern's Beneventano Recipe

The Modern's Beneventano Recipe

[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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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 3 minutes
  • Total time:3 minutes


  • 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.