Thursday, June 23, 2016

strange weaver

1 oz Rum (Owney's)
1 oz Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Cocchi Sweet Vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz (1/2 oz) Lemon Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Thursdays ago in the midst of Negroni Week, I searched Imbibe's database of Negroni variations and stumbled upon Dominic Alling's Strange Weaver. Dominic created this drink at Beretta in San Francisco with the orgeat aspect in a foam and with a half ounce of lemon juice; I decided to keep Imbibe's orgeat in the mix as a liquid ingredient but to up the lemon juice to the original recipe that I found online.
The Strange Weaver offered up an orange aroma with hints of orgeat notes poking through. Next, a creamy lemon and grape sip led into rum and gin flavors with the earthy orgeat tempering the bitter Campari on the swallow.

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