01 July 2018
By Luca D’amato, bar manager of cocktail bar-bistrot, Baccano, Roma
For the cocktail:
• 45 ml Old 1919, Negroni Antica Distilleria
• 45ml Madeira, Cossart-Gordon 5 yrs old
• 3 Mist Home-made Bergamot dye
Build on the rocks & light stir
Old fashioned vintage glass
Mix inside a vintage old-fashioned glass over plenty of ice, light stir and complete by scenting the surface with some home-made bergamot tincture. Leave the drink undecorated.
The secret to a great cocktail is simplicity. Only 3 ingredients are used to make this one, simple at first glance, but with an extremely refined and noble profile. It has the character of an after-dinner meditation drink, with an intense colour and overwhelming citrus aromas.
Tangy winey notes and warm, spicy hints of Madeira cinnamon are harmonised by Old 1919, Negroni Antica Distilleria, 21% abv, the ultimate aperitif with herbal ingredients such as absinthe, gentian, china, cola nuts and many other herbs that make it an unrivalled product. With intense and varied aromas, it tastes like a bold aperitif, enhanced by a sweet-bitter balance that surprises the palate, leaving a pleasant and refreshing after-taste.
AN OLD-SCHOOL AFTER-DINNER DRINK!