Your Negronis and Spritzes just got more interesting. With vintage cocktails being all the rage these days, St George Spirits has released an innovative aperitivo liqueur inspired by distiller Lance Winters’ formative years in 1970’s California. Crafted from gentian root, California balsam, and California-grown Seville orange peel, Bruto Americano is an homage to the fresh flavors and fertile soils of the Golden State, while inspiring us to mix classic Italian aperitivo cocktails over afternoon tapas. We’re not sure if we’d rather skateboard Venice Beach listening to Jefferson Starship or stroll the streets of Florence listening to Puccini, but either would be enhanced with a Bruto Americano and soda with a twist of orange in hand.

Intriguing layers of sandalwood, balsam, and cinnamon are tempered in their bitterness by a refreshing burst of orange peel, leading to a gently bitter finish that lingers on the tongue. Whether it’s a Negroni or a Bruto and soda on the aperitivo radar this evening, Bruto Americano is an ultra flavorful addition to your cocktail arsenal. Vintage or modern, Italian or Californian.

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