The Negroni calls to mind Florentine piazzas and dusky Manhattan speakeasies, not the misty mountains of Appalachia. But this classic cocktail has seen a number of geographically open-minded variations (the Negroski, for instance, uses vodka instead of the traditional gin). Subbing in moonshine gives the drink a sweetness that plays well against the bitterness of Campari.
• 1 part Ole Smoky White Lightnin’
• 1 part Campari
• 1 part sweet vermouth
Pour into a glass over ice; stir.