Pliny's Spritz

Pliny's Spritz
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In Ancient Rome, wine was sealed off from air using a pine resin, which left a distinct flavor. This resinated wine was the favorite of scholars such as Pliny the Elder. After the need for the pine resin, the flavor continued to be added to create a restina wine. Ousia, a soon-to-open Midtown Manhattan restaurant, uses the restina to make its Pliny's Spritz.
  • 1.5 ounce el gobernador pisco
  • .75 ounce lejay creme de cassis
  • 2 ounce gaia ritinitis nobilis retsina
  • .75 ounce lemon juice
  1. Shake all the ingredients together with ice. Strain into a wine glass full of ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a spruce tip.