4 oz prosecco .75 oz italicus .75 oz gin 1 full drop of lavender bitters Garnish with lemon wedge
Inspiration behind The Bubbling Mary.
This cocktail was born the day following the 2018 San Francisco SantaCon at The Aperitivo Bar of Zingari Ristorante. A guest approached the bar for Brunch. We quickly learned she had a proper hangover and was in search of 'alimento' to nourish her body back to a preferred energy level. She ordered the 'Mozzarella al Forno' (warm baked mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto and garnished with a balsamic glaze) and shared that she typically is a Gin enthusiast. She, however, was in the mood for something refreshing, given her discomfort. We remixed a Spritz for the guest in search of restoration.
A remixed spritz with Italicus, gin, prosecco, and lavender bitters. With the cocktail's subtle citrus, botanical, and lavender tendency matched with its crisp and refreshing feelings, the guest shared a big smile with each sip. The cocktail was unexpected and perfect.
After more conversation at the bar, we learned our guest was warm and supper bubbly. We even asked her name to properly introduce ourselves. She was Mary. We named the spritz cocktail The Bubbling Mary.