With a magnificent bitters from Canada, this negroni is a knock out.
Powered with the intense 114 proof Perry's Tot Navy Strength Gin, and vibrant Amaro Segesta Siciliano, this cocktail is not for the faint of heart. We used a solid but not overly complex vermouth.
1 1/2 oz Perry Tot's Navy Strength
1 1/2 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
3/4 oz Amaro Segesta Siciliano
3 dots Amer Au Cafe
Astor Wine and Spirits on Perry's Tot
This gin is a "Navy Strength" which means it sits at a higher proof. The higher alcohol content really allows the juniper to shine through any gin based cocktail. But why is it called Navy Strength? For starters, the Gin Gimlet was first invented to help ward off scurvy on Naval vessels. That being said, there was a lot of gin being stored on these boats. Because of where the gin was stored, it would sometimes spill out onto gunpowder that was close by. It was later discovered that gun powder that was wet from gin that was higher proof would still catch fire, hence the name Navy Strength. More
Chambers Street Wines on Amaro Segesta Siciliano
"Great Amari, like great wine, speak clearly of the place that they hail from. The 50-year-old Vertus distillery’s flagship product is about as Sicilian as one can taste, with lots of spice and blood orange flavors on top of the usual Amaro bitterness and eucalyptus. Twenty-odd local herbs and essences are used to create the distinctive bittersweet flavor. We discovered Segesta through our friends at the amazing De Bartoli estate in Marsala. De Bartoli relies on Vertus Distillery’s brandy for fortifying their stunning traditional Marsalas, and considering the quality at such a high value we can see why! JR- Chambers Street Wines
Amer Au Cafe Maison is an exotic small batch bitters created by Canadian cocktail master Patrice Plante. It has an enticing coffee flavor that trickles into this cocktail creating a wonderful taste sensation. Friends brought this from a shop in Montreal, but I can find nothing about it on the web. A mystery to remain unsolved.
Cocchi Vermouth di Torin0 is of course one of our favorite red vermouths we use it often.