The Papageno cocktail is a bit of a joker and also a jester and wants to be carefree, just like the cheerful plumed servant of Mozart’s Magic Flute.
But just as this bizarre character is full of color and cheerfulness, it is no coincidence that we thought of it as a light aperitif, perfect for refreshing yourself at the end of the day.
The ingredients: grapefruit juice, grappa, dry vermouth, a drop of bergamot, mint, orange bitter, and a drizzle of syrup to tie everything together in a sweet embrace.
At first glance, it might seem all like a ruffle of feathers, but the cocktail is very sharp but balanced, not too alcoholic, in short, perfect for quenching your thirst in this torrid summer.
Pa – Pa – Pa – Pa – Pa – Pa – Papageno!
Papageno cocktail ingredients and doses
- 3 cl of Grappa
- 1/2 pink grapefruit
- 1 cl of bergamot juice
- 1.5 cl of sugar syrup
- 4 mint leaves
- 1 cl of dry vermouth
- 3 drops of orange bitter
How to make the Papageno cocktail
Squeeze the grapefruit and strain the juice.
Fill a shaker with ice, pour in all the ingredients, and then shake for 20 seconds.
Pour into a cup after having cooled it with a few cubes.
Enjoy the Papageno cocktail, erst einen kleinen Papageno!
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.