Sweet, bitter and herbal, the classic version of this Italian aperitif cocktail calls for equal parts of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth.
Your mileage may vary, but I use a tad more London Dry gin to feature the juniper and less Campari bring forth the aromatics in vermouth.
Sometimes I lace the drink with a bar spoon of a really fragrant gin like Nordes for that hint of floral notes.
55 ml Gin
10 ml Campari
30 ml Sweet vermouth
(Optional) 5 ml Nordes Gin
Serve in an Old Fashioned glass.
❶ Chill the glass.
❷ In a mixing glass, measure and pour in Campari, sweet vermouth and gin.
❸ Add ice and stir to just shy of full dilution.
❹ Strain and pour into the chilled glass with a large block of ice.
❺ Over the drink, twist orange peel to express oil.
❻ Garnish and enjoy!