Tuesday, August 9, 2022

negroni flowers

1 1/2 oz Ford's Gin
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Lustau Fino Sherry
1/2 oz St. Germain

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.
Two Tuesdays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Backbar at open. There, we found a seat in front of Anthony Brocatto and were handed the rather appropriate "Heatwave Menu" that was preceding their bird-themed one. My first pick was the Negroni Flowers that we surmised was "Sherry Sam" Treadway's creation. As expected from the name, the libation began with a floral nose that was accented by the lemon oil from the garnish. Next, grapefruit and melon notes on the sip bloomed into gin, bitter nectarine, and melon flavors on the finish. Overall, the combination put an unusual twist on Campari's standard bitter orange dominance in a flavor balance.

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