Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Dave Kwiatkowski of The Sugar House creates this variation on an old-fashioned by swapping gin for the whiskey. A splash of Campari adds bitterness and a rosy color.
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1 (2-inch-long strip) lemon zest
1 teaspoon Demerara simple syrup, see Note
1 teaspoon Campari
3 dashes of grapefruit bitters
1 pinch of fine sea salt
2 ounces gin, preferably Knickerbocker or Beefeater 24
Total: 5 Minutes
In a rocks glass, muddle the lemon zest with the simple syrup, Campari, grapefruit bitters and sea salt. Add the gin and a few ice cubes and stir until well chilled. Top with more ice and serve right away.