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15-30 minutes
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There’s no doubt that classic aperitivos are making a major comeback. And, who could resist?

-          Lindt Excellence Orange Intense 100g

-          2 oz. Aperol

-          2 oz. MCC (e.g. Graham Beck)

-          Ice Cubes

-          Sparkling Water

-          Orange Slice

-          Lindt Excellence Sea Salt 100g

-          1.25 oz. Gin (e.g. Inverroche)

-          0.75 oz. Vermouth

-          0.75 oz. Campari

-          Large Ice Cube

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Aperol Spritz & Lindt Excellence Orange Intense

Aperol is on the sweeter side of typical Italian liqueurs but still has an herbaceous flavour with notes of orange, wood and rhubarb. The smooth tannins in Lindt Excellence Orange Intense, and its citrus flavour, which is complemented perfectly by Aperol’s rich and somewhat bitter notes of orange oil and grapefruit, make this dark chocolate a natural match for the popular apéritif.

Prep the Aperol Spritz like a pro by combining 2 oz. of Aperol with 2 oz. of Prosecco and pouring into a large wine glass filled with large ice cubes. Top with sparkling mineral water, which will help open up all of the flavours and garnish with an orange slice.

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Negroni & Lindt Excellence Sea Salt

A Negroni made with Campari definitely has a bitter bite that is best enhanced with more umami flavour when paired with Lindt Excellence Sea Salt. The salty dark chocolate takes away the sharp edges of the cocktail, while the overall combination finishes with complementary flavours of clove, baking spice and grapefruit.

To mix up an expert Negroni, combine 1.25 oz. gin with .75 oz. each of sweet vermouth and Campari. Serve straight up in an old-fashioned glass, or over one large ice cube to ensure the flavours stay potent.