Negroni Nirvana – Dublin, here we come

by KeithP on May 26, 2012

Ah … the Nerina! Simple, elegant and highly complex … all that we look for in a Negroni (Hell, any drink) variant.  Negroni Nirvana presses on today with a very, and I mean a very quick stop at a theSpeakista creation. Why?  Because we are bored?  Actually, no!  In doing our research for this little endeavor we came across many a variant using a wide variety of spirits but we didn’t come across one using Irish whiskey (or one that we can recall).  As such, we thought to build upon lessons learned with spirit combining already encountered in this series and “create” one of our own.

Our Irish whiskey-based version, we dubbed the Paddywack Negroni is presented below.  In keeping with past practice to not “review” our own creations but rather leave it to those out there in the nether regions to do so, we have very little to say.

Ultimately we thought the pairing of the grain, almost cereal like characteristics of the whiskey would pair better with more demure companions.  That is why we settled on a blanc vermouth and the Gran Classico Bitter — we hope that you agree?

Paddywack Negroni
Recipe created (strong word)  by theSpeakista with inspiration from all

•    1 1/2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
•    3/4 oz Gran Classico Bitter
•    3/4 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
Garnish: lemon twist or none
Glass: rocks 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 ice filled serving glass. Garnish, sip and enjoy.    

You’ve indulged us long enough, we know.  Next up, a real drink for you to try and yet again, we break out a bottle of rhum.

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