Tbilisi cocktail bar 41 Gradus shines a spotlight on chacha, the native spirit of Georgia, in many of its cocktails, including riffs on classics. Bar owner Roman Milostivy employs it in place of the usual gin in the Bagrationi, a riff on the Negroni named for Pyotr Bagration, a Russian general and native Georgian who fought against Napoleon in 1812 and was mortally wounded for his efforts.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “This Georgian Bar Is Going All In on the Country’s Native Spirit.”
- 1 ounce chacha
- 1 ounce Italian sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.