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Domain de Canton RecipesTraditionally, an aperitif is taken before a meal to aid in digestion. Slightly bitter, aromatic affairs- they are believed to cajole the stomach into creating digestive enzymes before the food ever reaches said destination. This is a wonderful drink in that style that, unfortunately, has no name.

So, give a hand, will you? Submit your name ideas to us under comments below and we will pick the one we like best. The winner gets something out of the swag-bag and the title will be changed to reflect their creative acumen. It’s that simple.


1.25 oz. Campari
1 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
½ oz Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters
Soda, to fill
Lemon twist, to garnish

Place all into a highball glass. Pour this into a shaker tin and then back into the glass (activating the carbonation and creating a wonderful bouquet.) Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe by Stephen Dennison


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23 Responses to “The Aperitif with No Name”

  1. Janet Johnson

    Camp Ginger. This is something I would love to drink while watching the sun go down over the lake.

  2. Emma

    “Overture Italiano” would be a good name.

    Overture (from the French ouverture, meaning opening) is the instrumental musical opening to a composition of some kind, and Domaine de Canton is a french apéritif; and Italiano, because Campari is an Italian apéritif, and the drink appears to be a riff on the Americano, which is Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Soda and a Lemon peel garnish and/or Orange slice.

  3. Stephen

    These are some awesome suggestions so far, everybody! Keep ’em coming…

  4. Ken Tucker, G2G, BeerHere2010

    ‘Napoleon’s Blood’ as in (France weeps tears of ) Napoleon’s Blood > Napoléon le sang > La France pleure des larmes de sang de Napoléon ( ). This in recognition of the French colonial ingredient contributions to this special cognac infusion of:

    VSOP and XO Grande Champagne Cognacs
    fresh Tahitian vanilla beans
    Provencal honey
    Tunisian ginseng
    French Indochine baby ginger


    The addition of Campari from Novara Italy (taken by Napolean)