Bespoke Old Fashioned Negroni
Happy Monday Everyone!
Last weekend was a blast! From being up north at the lake house to having brunch at Mokaya for mother’s day yesterday, I was constantly on the move. From the lack of sleep and my schedule becoming busier and busier, I wanted to make a cocktail for you guys. I haven’t did a cocktail post in a long time so here we are. I’ve teamed up with Bespoke for the month of May to bring you this little recipe. As a man who socially drinks, I usually don’t make a cocktail while I’m at home. It usually goes, wine at home, and cocktail while I’m out on the town. Some nights do call for a cocktail though. I’m a man of gin and whiskey and I decided to make this little concoction of mine. I call this my Old Fashioned Negroni! Here’s what you need for the recipe-
Bespoke Post / Minisocial sent over the blow torch, a few wood blocks, and a jar for use. With loving the idea of adding a smoked aroma to a cocktail, my mind instantly went to an old fashioned but when I continued to think about it, I really was craving the booziness of Campari. So I created a Frankenstein cocktail:
Prep: Add butane to your blow torch in a safe environment. (Have parent supervision)
Turn on your torch and light the oak block. When it turns black, quickly put your glass over it to contain the smoke.
Step 1: In your shaker and or small pitcher, add ice.
Step 2: Add your ingredients to your pitcher/shaker: Whiskey, vermouth, bitters, and campari.
Step 3: Stir this mixture until the liquids reaches halfway from where it started.
Step 4: Take glass off of the wood block. Add a sphere of ice to the glass.
Step 5: Pour your cocktail into glass.
Step 6: Zest your orange. Wipe the edge and squeeze the peal into the glass.
Step 7: Add zest into glass and torch a small amount
Step 8: Enjoy!