“When I was writing my book, I received a recipe for a drink that its creator, Benny McKew, called the South by Southwest,” says cocktail pioneer Gary Regan, author of “The Negroni.” The recipe for this Negroni riff calls for Ardbeg 10-year-old scotch in place of gin. He was immediately sold. “The smokiness of scotch is a perfect foil for the bitter-sweetness of the Campari and vice versa.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Learning to Love Scotch Through the Negroni.”
- 1 ounce Ardbeg 10-year-old scotch
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce Dolin sweet vermouth
- Orange blossom water, to mist
- Garnish: Orange blossom water
- Garnish: Orange twist
Mist the inside of a chilled Old Fashioned glass with 4 sprays of orange blossom water and set aside.
Add the scotch, vermouth and Campari into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into the Old Fashioned glass.
Garnish with another spray of orange blossom water and an orange twist.