Thursday, November 3, 2016

autumn negroni

2 oz Dry Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Alessio)
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Campari
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Thursdays ago, I came across an excellent Negroni riff created at the Violet Hour in Chicago by way of the Drink & Drinking blog. This circa 2011 riff bears some similarity to the Toby Maloney's Eeyore's Requiem at the Violet Hour (and E.C.C.'s riff on that, the Winnie the Pooh). Moreover, the Cynar, Campari, and Fernet trilogy has appeared in a few drinks including the Bottecchia from Gaz Regan's The Negroni book.
The Autumn Negroni gave forth a bright orange oil nose that countered darker herbal aromas. Next, the vermouth's grape mingled with the amari's caramel on the sip, and the swallow offered gin, bitter orange, and funky herbal flavors with a menthol-tinged finish.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Adding this to my list of negroni variations!