Edible Monterey Bay

Cocktails with Amaro

Coast of Gold Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Francis Verrall, head bartender, Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar in Pacific Grove
Photography by Margaux Gibbons

Inspired by the modern classic cocktail, the Gold Rush, this is a tribute to the Gold Coast of California, where this amaro is made.

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Recipe courtesy of Francis Verrall, head bartender, Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar in Pacific Grove
Photography by Margaux Gibbons

This Negroni riff is a marriage of some of Verrall’s favorite flavors—smoke, bitterness, peppermint and coffee. It makes a perfect after-dinner tipple.

Black Manhattan Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Francis Verrall, head bartender, Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar in Pacific Grove
Photography by Margaux Gibbons

The best-selling amaro cocktail at Mezzaluna, it originated at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco and uses Averna instead of sweet vermouth—a groundbreaking move when it was created in 2005.

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