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The Father Phil,  a perfect afternoon palate-awakener, subs in sparkling wine and Lillet for the usual gin and sweet vermouth, to create an orange-tinged, slightly less boozy, tall take on this cinq-à-sept standard. (Matthew Sherwood for The Globe and Mail)

The Father Phil,  a perfect afternoon palate-awakener, subs in sparkling wine and Lillet for the usual gin and sweet vermouth, to create an orange-tinged, slightly less boozy, tall take on this cinq-à-sept standard.

(Matthew Sherwood for The Globe and Mail)

Summer in a glass: Meet Father Phil, a perky and potent take on the Negroni Add to ...

The short, sharp Negroni is a bartender favourite – and with good reason, since it practically owns the bitter end of the cocktail spectrum with its clever balance of perky, potent and sweet flavours.

The Father Phil,  a perfect afternoon palate-awakener, subs in sparkling wine and Lillet for the usual gin and sweet vermouth, to create an orange-tinged, slightly less boozy, tall take on this cinq-à-sept standard.

 

Father Phil

One ounce Lillet

One ounce Campari

Sparkling wine

Orange bitters

Orange twist

Ice

Method

In a tall glass, build one ounce Lillet, one ounce Campari, pack with ice and top with sparkling wine and a dash of orange bitters. Garnish with an orange twist.

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