3/4 oz S. Maria Al Monte Amaro
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Build in a Highball glass and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and freshly grated nutmeg, and add a straw.
Two weeks ago on a Wednesday, I paid a visit to bartender Matthew Schrage at the Blue Room. For a first cocktail, Matthew suggested an amaro-forward drink he called Nebbia di Garda. When I inquired about the name, he explained that it meant the "fog of Lake Garda," and that alpine lake in northern Italy is near where S. Maria al Monte Amaro is made.