This apple-centric twist on the Negroni comes from the bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout. He created it for the opening gala of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a bygone cocktail convention, and thus had the Big Apple on his mind. Wanting the drink to speak its native language, Mr. Bezuidenhout gave it the Italian word for apple.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1 ½ounces Calvados
- 1ounce Campari
- ¾ounce Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
- ½ounce oloroso sherry, preferably Lustau
- Orange twist
- Apple slice
Step 1Combine all liquid ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Squeeze orange twist over drink and discard. Garnish with an apple slice.