Just like its namesake cocktail, the classic Negroni, this contemporary version strikes a perfect bittersweet balance with every sip.
1 1/2 oz. gin
1 oz. infused Cocchi Americano (see below)
1 oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Garnish: lemon twist
Combine all ingredients with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.
Infused Cocchi Americano
1 750 ml. bottle Cocchi Americano
20 drops gentian tincture (available at most natural grocers and health food stores)
Peel of 2 grapefruits
2 oz. 100-proof vodka
Combine all ingredients in clean glass jar with a lid, shake and let rest for 3 days. Will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Joel Teitelbaum, Zero Zero, San Francisco