In celebration of "National Negroni Week" (June 6 through June 12), I offer to you a new twist on Count Negroni's famous creation. Hendrick's Gin, Vya Sweet Vermouth, and a variation on the Campari part of the recipe: the artichoke bitterness of Cynar, balanced by the bittersweet vibrancy of Aperol (with a splash of Crème Yvette for exotic flavor). And as the finishing touch, a dash of grapefruit bitters. Enjoy!
DOWN FOR THE COUNT
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Vya Sweet Vermouth
½ part Cynar
½ part Aperol
splash of Crème Yvette
dash of Scrappy’s Grapefruit bitters
Stir over ice. Pour into a rocks glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.
A cameo appearance by Count Negroni!
The good stuff.