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Gin-Campari Old-Fashioned

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Total time 5 mins
Yield 1 drink
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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Ice

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

To make Demerara simple syrup, in a small saucepan, dissolve 1/4 cup Demerara sugar (a coarse, raw cane sugar) in 1/4 cup water over moderate heat.