Here’s our final entry for this year’s Negroni Week. Treaty Oak Distilling in Austin, Texas, has taken their highly aromatic gin, barrel aged it in separate batches between 1 to 2 years, blended it and bottled it as Waterloo Antique Gin. This smooth aromatic gin, combined with Fernet Branca — as substitute for sweet vermouth — and Campari, kicks up the taste level in your grandfather’s classic Negroni.
1 1/2 ounces Treaty Oak Antique Gin
1/2 ounce Fernet Branca
1 ounce Campari
Put several ice cubes in a mixing glass and pour in the ingredients. Stir evenly until thoroughly chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
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Tasting notes: The distinct flavors complement each other to produce a deep and smoothly complex Negroni.
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J. R. Daniel KirkJune 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm (9 years ago)
It started off a bit strong for us (we’re not huge Fernet fans), but after a few minutes of ice melting we were quite happy!Reply
adminJune 9, 2014 at 8:43 am (9 years ago)
Glad you liked it! We use the big ice cubes in this drink, which changes the rate of melt.