The Man About Town, does Rum measure up in the Negroni?

The Man About Town, does Rum measure up in the Negroni?

The Negroni is the gateway drink into appreciating more complex flavors.  This lies partly in its foolproof construction. Follow a simple formula of three equal parts and you’ll be rewarded with a predictably delicious result. The Negroni is equal parts Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari. The Boulevardier is a common variation replacing gin with Bourbon, or Rye. While Negroni actually doesn’t find its way into print until two decades after the Boulevardier it has certainly won the game…

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“Diner Cream Soda”

1 part Campari 1 part Cariel Vanilla 1 part Cinnamon Citrus Simple 1 part lime juice 3 parts Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade Dash of Bitter Truth Orange Bitters Shake and strain over ice in a sling glass. Spritz of orange oil on top. Top with Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade, stir, and serve. Garnish with a gooseberry

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“Kentucky Bourbon Sour”

2 1/2 parts Makers Mark 3/4 part Campari 2 1/5 parts fresh lemon juice 1 part Cassia bark syrup (boil equal parts bark, water, and sugar) 1 egg white 1/2 slice Maya’s homemade pickled lemon (slice, salt, and preserve lemon for 1 week) 2 dashes Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters Pinch of wood smoked salt Dry shake all ingredients except smoked salt. Add ice and shake thoroughly. Double strain and pour into coupe glass….

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