The original 1935 recipe forms the foundation of this exquisite blend, harmonizing 28 meticulously infused premium natural botanicals. Employing a time-honored technique of cold maceration, a complex and impeccably balanced 'boutique' aperitif emerges, exuding sophistication through its entirely natural essence. This artisanal elixir elevates any cocktail anchored in Contratto, transcending it into an extraordinary encounter.
Its vivacious hue is derived from the essence of vegetables – Carrot and Beetroot – lending it an enchanting chromatic richness. While savoring it in its unadulterated splendor is an option, Contratto Aperitif finds its true calling in harmonious blends. Diluting it with soda or effervescent wine emerges as a prime choice, embellishing its character.
For a rejuvenating, lower-alcohol libation, Contratto suggests infusing the aperitif with lemon, lime, or rhubarb juice. Alternatively, infuse it with vodka, gin, and vermouth, evoking an aperitif iteration reminiscent of a Negroni.