This modern classic is a lighter, more drinkable variation of the Negroni, which uses clear spirits to obtain a beautiful, translucent cocktail. While it might not have the same bitter kick as its red-hued cousin, it yields a drink that is more accessible to non-Campari drinkers. Its softly bitter flavor will ease newbies into the cocktail and change the mind of many Negroni haters.
- Add the gin, Cocchi and Suze to a mixing glass with ice. Stir.
- Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a rocks glass. Add cubed ice to the glass and garnish with a swath of lemon peel.
Though the drink itself is the epitome of effortless cool, the Martini’s history is full of frenzy and dispute. Some say it’s a bastardized Martinez, a drink created at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco for a flush gold miner who demanded a drink be named in his honor. Others say it was immaculately conceived at New York’s Knickerbocker H...