Quill

[Photo: Nick Caruana]

This classic twist on a Negroni adds in some absinthe to bring great herbal and light anise flavor that lingers in the background.

About the author: Nick Caruana is the author of The Straight Up, where he shares his love of classic and modern cocktails, including a slight obsession with whiskey, bitters and amari. Stalk him on Twitter @The_Straight_Up, Facebook, and other social media outlets.

Quill

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Strainer, Cocktail Glass, Citrus Peeler
This recipe appears in: Classic Drinks: If You Like Negronis, Try the Quill

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • Garnish: orange twist

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and absinthe. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

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