20 July 2018
By Alessio Simonini, Brand ambassador for Negroni Antica Distilleria and bar manager of sake cocktail bar Sakeya, Milano
For the cocktail:
• 20 ml Bitter, Negroni Antica Distilleria
• 20 ml Granit, Bavarian Gin
• 20ml Byrrh Aperitif
• 15ml Balsamic house-made shrub blended with Elixir Veneziano, Negroni Antica Distilleria
• 3 mist Wild fennel extract spray
Stir & Strain
Grapefruit peel, fresh melissa, red currant, edible flowers, Granite ice cube
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass except wild fennel extract; stir and single strain inside the cup.
Decorate with grapefruit peel.
Decorate the chiller with a thin layer of crushed ice, with melissa, red currant berries and edible flowers on top. Place the granite ice cube at the centre of this "forest-like" decoration, like a totem hidden in lush vegetation.
Finally, spray with a hint of wild fennel extract, which, together with melissa, will recall Granit Gin botanicals. A Negroni cocktail served in a cup, with distinctly balsamic and fruity notes of undergrowth; the use of Byrrh instead of classic sweet vermouth adds a delicate taste on the palate and softens the drink, which will make a good bitter-sweet pre-dinner quaff.
FOR A UNIQUE DRINK!