Celebrated Spirits: Roman Holiday

A lower-proof summer refresher that is bright and fresh with hidden flavors of botanicals, bitter orange, cherry, and vanilla.

Fresh mint
1 oz. Amaro Montenegro
1 oz. Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
¾ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Honey syrup

Muddle fresh mint in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice and liquid ingredients, shake, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with mint and lemon.

About Colletta: Colletta in Cary’s Fenton celebrates the best of Italian American dishes with welcoming hospitality and service. Seasonal changes guide the menu of scratch-made pasta made in-house daily, cheeses, antipastis, pizzas, and more. Staying true to Italian dining traditions, Colletta also offers a “For the Table” dining option curated for a family-style experience, offered nightly alongside the full à la carte menu. Colletta is now open for dinner nightly and for lunch Thursday-Sunday, and offers seating indoors and out on the patio. In its first year, Colletta was recognized by Eater as a Best New Restaurant and the News & Observer among the Best New Triangle Restaurants of 2022.

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