Saturday, September 5, 2015

oude negroni

1 1/2 oz Diep 9 Aged Genever
1 oz Zucca Rabarbaro Amaro
1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
For a second drink, I asked bartender Vannaluck Hongthong for the Oude Negroni. Van joked that we had picked 3 of Joel Atlas' drinks that night, but he was not surprised since Joel took the lead to update the list as others at the bar were traveling, guest bartending, and competing. Once in a glass, the Oude Negroni shared lemon, grape, and malty aromas. The malt and grape notes continued on into the sip, and the swallow offered a bitter herbal finish. While the finish was not citrussy like Campari, it did otherwise have a similar feel and balance.
For a second drink, Andrea asked Van for the Sherry Colada; it was prepared to the same recipe that I wrote about back in January, but Ran Duan changed the presentation of his drink after he went to London and was inspired to buy new glassware. Here, the drink is served in a flower vase of sorts with an Angostura Bitters float, an orchid, and a pineapple leaf, and the presentation was stunning enough to post the photo and the update.

1 comment:

Paul said...

The Oude Negroni was fantastic! Finally my bottle of Zucca came to some good use. Bitter, deep and complex with a wonderful smell and a long aftertaste. Super recipe !