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Magic Walnut Ride: A Nightcap Recipe

Good Lion Magic Walnut Ride low-ABV Negroni

A low-proof cocktail with wintry vibes.

During a season of rich indulgence, this Negroni-inspired nightcap recipe will hit the spot. Created by The Good Lion co-owner Brandon Ristaino, it’s an equal-parts cocktail featuring amaro, oloroso sherry, and vermouth, with a teaspoon of nocino. The bar mixes its own vermouth blend for all of its cocktails, but they suggest an easy substitution for home mixing. “We use a blend of roughly 47.5% Carpano Antica, 47.5% Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and 5% Punt y Mes,” said co-owner Misty Orman Ristaino. “But it’s much simpler and very close to the original to sub in Cocchi.”


  • 3/4 oz. Amaro Lucano
  • 3/4 oz. oloroso sherry
  • 3/4 oz. Cocchi di Vermouth di Torino
  • 1/2 tsp. nocino
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Nick & Nora
  • Garnish:grapefruit twist


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into the glass. Garnish.

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