Negroni Nirvana – One more try …

by KeithP on April 18, 2012

“Once more unto the breach dear friends …” Today, just another simple example of spirit subbing?  Sorta, kinda, not really. Today, it is a little more than that.  Negroni Nirvana grabs a new style of rum (rhum) and using a previously experienced recipe, mixes the proportions up for something quite new.

Created by Avery Glasser (of Bittermens Bitters fame), the Neisson Negroni seems like an homage to the already experienced Right Hand … “Though the contents are remarkably similar to the Right Hand, the different proportions create a remarkably different drink.”  Whereas the Right Hand has bitter and sweet equally paired with one another against a high dose of the rum, the Neisson Negroni reverses tack changing proportions such that the bitter side of things is kicked up while the sweet side tamped down.

While they may look similar in formulation, the Neisson Negroni and Right Hand are distinct drinks onto themselves and worthy of individual efforts.

Neisson Negroni
Recipe created by Avery Glasser (while at Death & Co., in NYC) and adapted by theSpeakista  

•    1 oz Neisson Reserve Agricole rum (Neisson Agricole Eleve Sous Bois was used)
•    1 oz Campari
•    3/4 oz Carpano Antica
•    2 dashes Bittermens mole bitters
Garnish: orange twist
Glass: chilled cocktail coupe or other cocktail glass
Tools: mixing glass, bar-spoon and julep strainer

Assembly: Add all of the ingredients to the mixing glass and stir for several minutes with plenty of cracked and non-cracked ice until well chilled (adding in additional ice as needed along the way) and strain into the serving glass. Garnish and serve.

Stay tuned because over the next two days we will bring a little smoky goodness to the nirvana.

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Alex April 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Made it last week with La Mauny Rhum Ambre and with Cinzano Rosso. This rhum’s woody taste works well with Campari.
Now I drink it mixed with HSE Rhum VSOP. Aged agricole brings lighter taste – surprise! Not too dry, with subtle bitterness and rich spicy background. Love it ))

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