Count of Cadiz

Bartender Mike Wyatt was inspired to create this Negroni variation by the history of the cocktail and a bit of imagination. “Count Negroni preferred his Americano strengthened with gin,” he says. “I don’t think there was ever a Count in the province of Cadiz in Spain, but if there was, he would probably prefer his Negroni with sherry.”

1 oz. London dry gin
¾ oz. Campari
¾ oz. Amontillado sherry
¼ oz. Carpano Antica
pinch of salt
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: orange peel

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir for about 15 seconds. Strain over a large ice cube into an Old Fashioned glass. Express the orange peel’s oils over the drink and use as a garnish.

Mike Wyatt, Ward 8, Boston