Negroni
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Negroni

  • 1 oz. dry gin
  • 1 oz. dry (French) vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari

Glass: rocks glass
Build: In a mixing glass with ice, combine ingredients; stir, strain, and serve on the rocks.
Garnish: orange peel

The Twist: Breakfast (Amor y Amargo, New York City)
Veteran Amor y Amargo bartender Aaron Polsky defends the bitters-centric interpretation of the classic negroni with mezcal, amaro, vermouth and sriracha bitters: "At Amor, our template for Negroni variations was Spirit, Bitter Liqueur, Aromatized wine. So, as long as it stuck to that and was balanced, we served it as a Negroni variation. Breakfast captures the experience of drinking black coffee at a diner with a glass of OJ and hot sauce with your eggs."