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Cardinale Cocktail

Photo: Daniel Krieger

Reprinted with permission from The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff.

In Dale DeGroff’s revised and updated The New Craft of the Cocktail, he details the backstory of the Cardinale cocktail, a 1950’s-era variation on the classic Negroni. “Giovanni Raimondo, the bartender at the Hotel Excelsior, crafted this variation in an effort to re-create the favorite of a German cardinal who occasionally sought refreshment at the bar of the great hotel; the use of dry vermouth created a closer match to the cardinal’s robes.”

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Garnishes:half orange wheel
  • Glass:rocks

Preparation

Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old Fashioned glass, then garnish.

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