This wintry adaptation of a Negroni gets a deeper character and color from an amaro that’s heavier than the typical bright Campari, and the dusky richness of amontillado sherry. The burnt thyme adds a woodsy aroma, but can be an optional touch. At a winter pop-up in the Williamsburg restaurant Sunday in Brooklyn, where the drink is being served, it is called Ugly Sweater Weather.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1ounce gin
- 1ounce amaro, preferably 1/2 ounce each of St. Agrestis and Amaro Montenegro
- ½ounce amontillado sherry
- 1lemon twist, for garnish
- 1sprig fresh thyme (optional)
Step 1In a rocks glass, combine the gin, amaro and sherry with ice. Stir 10 to 15 seconds. Garnish with the lemon twist. If using thyme, briefly ignite the sprig, blow out the flame and float the thyme on the drink.