The Story Behind The Aperitivo Toddy

NYC’s iconic West Village Italian spot serves up more than Instagrammable lasagna and chicken scarpariello. The bar menu boasts an exhaustive amaro lineup, wines from Italy and beyond, and creative cocktails like its Italian-style Toddy, made with two types of aperitivos, blood orange and lemon juices, and Angostura bitters.


  • 1 ounce Contratto Aperitif
  • ¾ ounce Cappelletti Aperitivo
  • ½ ounce blood orange juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick and blood orange slice


  1. Combine and stir all ingredients.
  2. Serve in a mug with a cinnamon stick and blood orange garnish.

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Updated: 2022-03-09

Don Angie’s Aperitivo Toddy