In our weekly series, we’re putting a playful twist on this popular vermouth-based drink.
You’ve all heard of the Negroni – a classic cocktail made with vermouth. But have you tried the Scottish version? Probably not.
Teaming up with Scotland’s first vermouth brand, Valentian Vermouth, we have a recipe created by Edinburgh bartender Joey Medrington of Montpeliers.
On hand to show us how it is done is brand co-owner Dominic Tait.
Using just vermouth, gin, and botanical spirit Sweet Dram Whisky Amaro you can fix yourself a pretty delicious tasting drink.
- 25ml Valentian Vermouth Rosso
- 25ml Holyrood Distillery Auld Tam Gin
- 25ml Sweet Dram Whisky Amaro (a bitter botanical spirit made using whisky – an alternative to Campari)
- Fill your short glass with ice. Add the vermouth, gin and the Sweet Dram Whisky Amaro
- Stir the drink with a bar spoon for 8-10 seconds.
- Serve with a garnish of orange peel. Twist out some of the essential oils from the peel around your glass – this will create a lovely aroma, too.