Centro Citta [Cocktail Recipe]

Nick Stolte, bar manager at Gio’s Pizza and Bocce in Berkeley, California, created this Centro Citta as an Italian-inspired riff on a Vieux Carré that finishes with subtle notes of deep chocolate and anise.


  • ¾ oz. rye whisky
  • ¾ oz. cognac
  • ¾ oz. Amaro di Angostura
  • 1 barspoon crème de cacao
  • 2 dashes Strega liqueur
  • Garnish: orange zest knot tied around a star anise pod


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with an orange zest knot tied around a star anise pod.

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