Courtesy of George Hock, beverage director, i Trulli, New York City
This drink is adapted from an early 1900s classic that traditionally uses Sherry. Here, it showcases Vernaccia di Oristano, a white grape from the island of Sardinia that’s fortified and oxidized to yield a slightly savory sipper. The restaurant batches the cocktail in six-liter barrels, but the following recipe makes a single drink.
- Alpe Genepy Herbetet
- 1 ounce London dry gin
- 1 ounce Vernaccia di Oristano
- 1 ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
- Lemon peel, for garnish
Spritz or rinse double Old Fashioned glass with genepy. In mixing glass filled with ice, stir remaining ingredients. Strain into prepared glass over large ice cube. Garnish with lemon peel.