Courtesy Jim Kearns, beverage director, ACME, New York City
In place of gin, Kearns brings in mezcal, alongside a rich style of sweet vermouth and an herbaceous amaro, a hearty alternative to the traditional red bitter. Together, this still drinks like a Negroni, albeit a more robust, moody variation.
- 1 ounce mezcal
- 1 ounce Cocchi Dopo Teatro
- 1 ounce Nardini Amaro
- Orange twist, for garnish
In mixing glass, stir all ingredients (except garnish) with ice. Strain into rocks glass, over fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist.