This delicious gin, Campari and vermouth cocktail develops a smooth, deep flavor after being aged in an oak barrel for a month. Slideshow: Campari Cocktails 

Jeffrey Morgenthaler
October 2012

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© Lucas Allen

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
about 1 liter
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • If the barrel is new and dry inside, fill it with water and let stand until watertight, about 24 hours. Drain.

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  • Using a funnel, fill the barrel with all of the liquid ingredients. Let age, tasting a sample once a week, until the cocktail has taken on a rounded but not overly oaky flavor, about 1 month.

  • Strain the cocktail through a coffee filter–lined funnel into a glass container and store indefinitely.

  • To serve, pour 3 ounces of the cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass and stir well, then garnish with a twist.

Notes

You can find 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-liter barrels at tuthilltown.com ($60 to $96). For barrels larger than 1 liter, multiply each aged cocktail recipe proportionately.