Saturday, March 10, 2012

What I Drank Last Night: VERTIGO - easy and refreshing

Vertigo is a fine drink if you don't want to get too snookered. The Averna is lighter in alcohol content (29% abv) than most strong spirits and adds a lovely touch or cola, herbal flavor to the ginger-ale, which I happen to be a fan of. Very easy drink to make as well, just build in a highball glass with some lemon juice (1/2 oz), fill with ice and then ginger-ale almost full (leave room for the Averna), then float about 2oz of Averna on the top. If you do it slowly there is this beautiful cascade of dark swirls that slowly mingle with the soda as the carbonation helps to blend. Lime wedge for garnish and you are there. Just give it a bit of stir before serving or sipping to get a good blend. This is a great drink to have at a cocktail party of later in the evening if you are not looking to add too much alc to the system, if you know what I mean. Refreshing on a warm afternoon as well.

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