The world of aperitives can seem like a small one, dominated by Aperol, with its namesake Aperol Spritz, and Campari, the aperitivo of choice for Negronis. But there exist liqueur options beyond these Italian mainstays of the aperitivo hour, anxiously waiting to provide some new flavors to your bar cart. Leopold Bros., a small batch distillery out of Denver, Colorado, provides an American alternative to the old-world choices with its Aperitivo. Made with gentian root, cane sugar and distilled coriander and grapefruit peels, it nicely balances bitterness, sweetness and refreshing citrus—perfect for a Negroni.
$30 (750ml); leopoldbros.com