It’s been a while since I don’t MxMo. But it is the 100th and I could not miss it.
The assignment today is to write about a cocktail that has history. Paul Clarke style.
Since I’m not finished yet with my Templates Project, I decided to tell the story of the cocktail that got me with this idea: The Negroni & friends.
I’ll start with the template and then tell the story…
Negroni Cocktail Template
1 part Spirit
1 part Amaro
1 part Sweet Modifier
Stir & strain (Up or on-the-rocks).
The first time I understood that there’s more than just swaping spirits was at a Mixing Bar party when I asked my good brotender Che Gazzinelli to make me a cocktail using Benedictine.
He served me a negroni-eske cocktail in which he swapped the sweet vermouth for the herbal liqueur.
On the following year I saw that the Sweet part of the Negroni can be swapped with great success for a variety of liqueurs and modifiers, such as Drambuie, Frangelico, Açaí liqueur and all sorts of complex, herbal, flavorful ingredients.
I will finish this post with a favorite of gaz regan
1 part London Dry Gin
1 part Campari
1 part Jägermeister
Finger-stirred over rocks.
Thanks to Paul Clarke & Fred Yarm for keeping MxMo alive till today!