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Frame Negroni

Old Tom gin anchors a medley of spice.

Gin is the star of this Negroni twist from Frame in Detroit. Cocktail “mixress” Jaz’min Weaver says she chose Old Tom for its woody character, and “the lemon, chocolate, and chai notes are meant to soften the bitter elements of the drink.”


  • 1 1/2 oz. aged Old Tom gin
  • 3/4 oz. Campari
  • 3/4 oz. cinnamon sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. chai-lemon chocolate liqueur
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Stir the gin, Campari, sweet vermouth and chocolate liqueur in a mixing glass with ice. Double strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.

Cinnamon Sweet Vermouth: Break 2 sticks of cinnamon into pieces and add to a 750 ml. bottle of sweet vermouth (Weaver uses Carpano). Let it infuse for a week, shaking occasionally. Strain the cinnamon out before using.

Chai-Lemon Chocolate Liqueur: Add 1 bag of chai and 2 lemon peels to a 350 ml. of chocolate liqueur. Let infuse for two days. Strain out peels and remove teabag.

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