The Story Behind The One and Only

This year, in partnership with Riondo Prosecco, VinePair readers and industry professionals named Brezza Cucina as one of the nation's best brunch cocktail programs of 2019.

Pursue a break from the ordinary and indulge in this fresh take on brunch cocktails. The One and Only combines citrus and honey flavors with a splash of Riondo Prosecco. "The cocktail came about when I first tried Don Ciccio's fennel cordial; I immediately wanted to incorporate it into a fresh brunch cocktail," says Don Pirone, Brezza Cucina's beverage director. This cocktail will leave you feeling light and refreshed when paired with your favorite brunch fare!

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce lemon
  • ½ ounce celery syrup
  • ½ ounce Don Ciccio & Figli fennel cordial
  • ¾ ounce Still Pond dry gin
  • ¾ ounce Barr Hill honey gin
  • 2 dashes absinthe bitters
  • Riondo Prosecco

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Double-strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Top with 1 ounce Riondo Prosecco.
This cocktail is a fresh take on the typical brunch beverage. Combining citrus with honey and bubbly, this cocktail is refreshing and savory!