Drink Name: L’italienne
Ingredients: Cappelletti, grapefruit juice, Champagne, orange wheel garnish
If you’re looking for a tart treat to spark your appetite, try the L’italienne from Gainsbarre, a quaint wine bar in Fairhaven that serves only natural, organic wines. The L’italienne is a wine-based drink topped with champagne, giving it a fresh, tingly finish. Served in a simple yet elegant Collins glass — with a reusable stainless steel straw — this drink gets its rich orange color from grapefruit juice and Cappelletti, a bright red aperitif that’s like a milder version of Campari. The bar itself is clean, airy, and tastefully decorated with vintage French photographs. Settle in at a cozy table next to numerous potted plants and watch the world go by. Gainsbarre also offers wine for sale by the bottle and a classy menu of small bites. To make it a meal, pair your drink with their house cheese fondue or foie gras.
Gainsbarre, 1143 11th St., Bellingham, 360.392.0304, thegainsbarre.com