Aged Negroni

Aged Negroni Recipe
Photo: Lucas Allen
This delicious gin, Campari and vermouth cocktail develops a smooth, deep flavor after being aged in an oak barrel for a month.

Yield:

about 1 liter

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Active: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

1 oak barrel, see Note
11 ounces gin
11 ounces sweet vermouth
11 ounces Campari
Ice
Orange twists, for serving

Preparation

If the barrel is new and dry inside, fill it with water and let stand until watertight, about 24 hours. Drain.

Using a funnel, fill the barrel with all of the liquid ingredients. Let age, tasting a sample once a week, until the cocktail has taken on a rounded but not overly oaky flavor, about 1 month.

Strain the cocktail through a coffee filter–lined funnel into a glass container and store indefinitely.

To serve, pour 3 ounces of the cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass and stir well, then garnish with a twist.

Note:

You can find 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-liter barrels at tuthilltown.com ($60 to $96). For barrels larger than 1 liter, multiply each aged cocktail recipe proportionately.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler,

October 2012
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