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The Bartini Cocktail

March 25, 2021

Moscato grapes are highly adaptable, present all over the world thanks to an exile orchestrated by the Romans, come in many colors and flavors, sensitive to special genetic conditions, and Moscato wine is increasingly visible in American hip-hop culture: Could Moscato be any more thoroughly Jewish?

To celebrate the season, and its unlikely appetite for a wine that previously decorated mostly Shabbat and Seder tables, courtesy of Bartenura, is a recipe for the Bartini, a simple cocktail that cuts down the sweetness of the traditional wine with some crisp and strong liquor, not a bad metaphor, that is, for the rapidly assimilating Jew.

Featured in: The Grapes of Rap

Ingredients

  • 2parts Bartenura Moscato
  • 1part citrus vodka

Preparation

  • Step 1

    Combine ingredients, over ice, in a shaker. Shake well.

  • Step 2

    Strain into martini glass. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest.

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