The Story Behind The If Pizza Were a Cocktail
Inspired by the Bicicletta, an aperitivo-style cocktail made with white wine, Campari, and soda water, this cocktail builds on the classic with the addition of a split bitter component, and fresh citrus and sweetener to balance. The strawberries and basil serve as the solid elements of the mix which need to be pressed for their flavor, and they create a freshness and depth that elevate the drink making it somewhat romantic.
The smell of the basil is reminiscent of that which lies on top of a Margarita pizza — then, after noticing the tomato sauce-red hue and Italian influence, the realization that this is just pizza in liquid form is evident. It’s the cocktail you want in-hand when the warm weather hits.