Rear Window

Contributed by: Restaurateur Francis Schott

Rear Window

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A shockingly delicious and refreshing cocktail featuring fresh lemon juice


1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 oz simple syrup*

2 oz water

3/4 oz Averna brand amaro

*Simple Syrup: Equal parts by volume sugar dissolved in water.


  1. Fill tall glass 3/4 with crushed ice.
  2. Place a long straw in the glass.
  3. In a shaker glass, combine water, lemon juice, simple syrup and regular ice.
  4. Shake and strain into prepared glass, leaving a 1/2-inch collar at the top.
  5. Slowly pour Averna so that it mostly lingers on top. (This is called a float of Averna. Do it in front of a crowd and it’s quite a show.)

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