This bitter and refreshing amaro-laced tequila cocktail from Aaron Joseph of Wit and Wisdom in Baltimore, MD gives a nod toward the Negroni. It's a light and polished cocktail with a smooth tequila base. Amaro Nonino and Aperol bring bittersweet orange and rhubarb flavor to the combination.
- Yield:makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 2 minutes
- Total time:2 minutes
- 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
- 1/2 ounce Aperol
- 1/4 ounce Amaro Nonino
- 1/2 ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
- 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
- Garnish: grapefruit twist
Add tequila, Aperol, Nonino, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and Peychaud's to a mixing glass. Fill 2/3 full with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a large grapefruit twist, and serve.