In this take on a Negroni, bartender Caitlin Laman swaps out the usual gin for aquavit. It lends an elegant licorice flavor to the bittersweet cocktail.
Slideshow: Gin Cocktails
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 1/2 ounces aged aquavit, preferably Linie
1/2 ounce Gran Classico Bitter (bittersweet herbal liqueur)
1/2 ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (slightly bitter red vermouth)
1/2 ounce French dry vermouth, such as Dolin
Ice, plus 1 large cube for serving
1 lemon twist, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the aquavit, Gran Classico and both vermouths. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled double rocks glass over the large ice cube. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink and add to the glass.
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