On hot day, a sweet drink isn't as refreshing as something a bit more tart or dry. I really like the taste of Campari, a bitter orange aperitif. In this drink, cilantro is muddled with some sugar and club soda gives the drink some fizz and dilutes the 21% alcohol content of the Campari. Be generous with the cilantro, it is very subtle in this drink.
photo by D. Flanagan
Muddle 3 cilantro sprigs with 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar and 1 orange wedge in a glass. Add 2 oz Campari and ice. Add 4 oz club soda. Stir. Makes 1