Here we’re trying out Carpano Botanic Bitter for the first time. It’s a new, modern bitter, perfect to use in Negronis and similar cocktails. The bitter is made with green orange peel, sandal, wormwood and saffron to name just a few of its 10 natural ingredients. We thinks it’s a lively and vibrant bitter, that should pair so well with many styles of gin.
And it definitely works with the powerful Juniper Cask Gin from Hernö. With peppery notes, combined with vanilla, coriander and lemon it’s a fantastic gin that deserves a lot of attention. Also an extra plus for the gorgeous yellow label and wax-work.
As for sweet vermouth we of course go with Antica Formula. It’s our luxurious go-to vermouth that works miracles in any drink it’s used in. We find the smaller bottle very handy as the product is low ABV and should be consumed within a resonable amount of time after being opened. Pro tip: keep the opened bottle in the fridge.
Cheers, to one of the world’s most iconic cocktails that can still be very vivid with new products.
1 oz Hernö Juniper Cask gin
1 oz Carpano Botanic Bitter
1 oz Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
Stir all ingredients with fresh ice and fine strain into a rocks glass.