Why make a single cocktail, when you can make a double? Especially when it’s so darn good. This is our pick for the New Year’s Celebration, but you better drink it with a friend; even with the adulteration of the tangerine juice, it is a very spirit-forward drink. Still, it suits the times.
Tangerine juice, a harbinger of the season, tart and sweet all together. Bitterness from the Campari, and while sweetness is all well and good, a drink that makes you pause and reflect seems appropriate in the New Year. A bitterness that does not dominate, but must be reconciled. There’s joy here, and bright flavor, and dark undertones, and sharpness and smoothness and yes maybe we are overthinking things, perhaps it is only a cocktail, and we should stop the pontificating and wish you all, whatever glass you raise to ring it in, a Very Happy New Year. We’ll do that.
Cheers, dear readers, and friends, and loved ones. May this one coming be the beginning of something good.
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