Monday, August 27, 2012

rome with a view

1 oz Campari
1 oz Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat)
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass with fresh ice. Top with soda water (2-3 oz) and garnish with an orange slice. I added a straw.

Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea was in the mood for something light and refreshing. The drink that came to mind was the Rome with a View from Michael McIlroy from Manhattan's Milk & Honey. The recipe was in my thoughts for Tyler Wang left a comment on the post about the Triumph of Pompei drink that he served me a few weeks back that McIlroy's drink was his inspiration. Overall, the drink looked like a delightful Americano crossed with a Sour that would fit the mood quite well.
The orange slice's aroma contributed greatly to the Rome with a View's bouquet. The sip was crisp with citrus, white wine, and carbonation notes, and the swallow proffered the Campari that came across with a grapefruit flavor. Perhaps Tyler also experienced that grapefruit note and was thus inspired to switch the citrus to grapefruit in his riff.

1 comment:

city said...

thanks for sharing.