Friday, January 10, 2020

negroni futurista

1 oz Sloe Gin (Averell Damson Gin)
1 oz Fino Sherry (Lustau)
1 oz Campari

Build in a double old fashioned glass, add ice, and stir to mix and chill (stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube). Garnish with a lemon twist.
My cocktail thirst two Friday nights ago led me to Gary Regan's The Negroni book. There, I came upon the two page spread of recipes from the Negroni Club in Munich, and I latched onto Mauro Mahjoub's Negroni Futurista with its sloe gin to work with the Campari. It was very similar to the Sharon with the Fino/Manzanilla sherry and Campari, but the Sharon opted for the more traditional sweet vermouth component instead of sloe gin. The Negroni Futurista proffered a bright lemon oil over darker notes from the Damson plum to the nose. Next, berry with a crisp white grape sip sprung forward into plum melding into bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a savory finish.

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