Arnaud's French 75 Bar New Orleans
Chris Hannah's spin on the Negroni was inspired by a character called the Contessa in Tennessee Williams's 1950 novel, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. "The Contessa was a terrible swindler and instigator who was obsessed with the Negroni," says Hannah. "I felt she deserved a drink named after her."
Glassware Guide Reinvented Classic Cocktail Recipes
1 ounce Aperol (bitter orange Italian aperitif)
3/4 ounce gin, preferably Tanqueray
1/4 ounce crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur)
3/4 ounce Ruby Red grapefruit juice
2 dashes of orange bitters
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 orange twist studded with 3 cloves, for garnish
How to Make It
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Aperol, gin, crème de mûre, grapefruit juice, orange bitters and Angostura bitters and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the clove-studded orange twist.
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