Friday, December 4, 2015

double double

1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/4 oz Cynar

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange coin twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for my copy of Northstar Cocktails to find a modern recipe as a nightcap. The one that caught my attention was Pip Hanson's Double Double that reminded me of Phil Ward's Cornwall Negroni that he created at Gary Regan's Cocktails in the Country 2005. The major differences between the two are that the Double Double has a touch more Campari and utilizes Cynar instead of a dash of orange bitters.
The Double Double started with orange oil and grape notes on the nose. Next, citrus-tinged grape on the sip led into juniper and bitter orange on the swallow with Cynar's funky bitter notes combined with Punt e Mes' more rounded bitter ones on the finish.


coil said...

This is like... the world's meanest Negroni.

Dagreb said...

Of course some would think of basketball with such a name but I think of a coffee shop.