3/4 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin (Averell Damson Gin)
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass with a large cube.
When looking for a nightcap two Monday's ago, I figured that I ought to welcome Negroni week with something fitting to the theme. Therefore, my search ended in the Negroni variation section of the Death & Co. Cocktail Book with Scott Teague's 2013 creation, the Fail-Safe. Just like the Chester Rapkin and the Red Sea, this Negroni riff included sloe gin to take the place of the vermouth and to round out the bitter notes.