Named for Mr. Compress’s infamous ancestor, the Harima is the perfect drink for winding down after a successful hard day’s work of flashy villainy. Gin combines with bittersweet Aperol and luscious sparkling red wine to create this theatrical cocktail. With a dash of aromatic bitters for complexity, a ‘marble’ of berry sorbet for tartness, and a rosemary sprig for herbaceousness, this is the type of drink Atsuhiro would sip on as he observes the unfolding chaos caused by the League of Villains. The ingredients for this drink are not incredibly accessible, but we’re villains who wear top hats and bright colors, we’re not here to be heroes.
1 oz gin (we used ROKU Gin)
1 oz Aperol
1 dash aromatic bitters
“Melon ball” of berry sorbet (we used Talenti strawberry hibiscus sorbetto, but raspberry works well, too)
dry sparkling red wine, to top, approx. 2-3 oz. (I recommend a sparkling shiraz like The Chook, but a dry Lambrusco would work as well)
Rosemary sprig, for garnish
Tools & Supplies
Melon baller or a round measuring spoon
Use a melon ball or a round measuring spoon to place a sphere of berry sorbet into the bottom of a coupe glass.
Add bitters, gin, and aperol. Top with dry sparkling red wine.
Use a rosemary sprig to gently stir, then leave it in the glass as a garnish.