“Dr. Melfi’s Medicine was an opportunity to showcase the complexity of a Negroni without the richness of an all-booze drink,” says Melfi’s owner Brooks Reitz. “I felt like it was a Negroni for beginners without altering any of the ingredients, and simply supplementing. It’s bright, fresh, and slightly less dangerous than your classic Negroni.”
½ oz. London Dry gin
½ oz. Campari
½ oz. sweet vermouth
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Garnish: grapefruit wedge
Combine all the ingredients into shaker and fine strain over fresh ice. Garnish.
Brooks Reitz, Melfi’s, Charleston, South Carolina
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