Meletti 1870 is a traditional Italian aperitivo. Three separate distillates: sweet orange, bitter orange, and a spice and herb infusion, are blended with pure spirits to create a mildly bitter, yet refreshing aperitivo. The impressively complex flavor profile starts with sweet citrus, moves through a bitter middle, and finishes with gentian, coriander, cinnamon, and clove notes. Traditionally enjoyed with a splash of club soda or mixed with vermouth and soda to make an Americano, 1870 also lends itself to many other interesting cocktail applications.
“Meletti has real weight and a fascinating array of flavors-which makes it ideal in cocktails that can play off that complexity .
. . . Meletti is a solid substitute for Campari.”
Tasting Panel - 92 pts
Sweet, anise bitter nose; smooth and fruity with ripe herbs and sweet, bitter flavors; lush, long and rich; similar to but softer and smoother than Campari.
• 1 oz Meletti 1870
• LaLuca Prosecco
Pour 1870 into champagne flute. Top with prosecco. Garnish with orange horses neck garnish or hibiscus flower in syrup.
Stir with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Drunk on Christmas Morning
Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.