The Tricolore is created by Agostino Perrone at The Connaught Bar in London. We’ve picked up Perrone’s recipe from William Yeoward’s elegant cocktail book American Bar%name Tricolore Cocktail.

With Perrone being of Italian heritage, but working in London, the ingredient list is obviously very personal and dear to him.

 

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What’s in it

1,5 oz london dry gin (Perrone suggests Sipsmith’s)

2 bar spoons limoncello

0,5 oz fino sherry

2 bar spoons vanilla infused simple syrup

0,75 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with lots of ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Decorate with a maraschino cherry.

 

Using limoncello in cocktails isn’t too common, but this recipe show’s what a great drink ingredient it can be. The sour flavour of the limoncello is enforced with fresh lemon juice, taking down the overall sweetness a bit. The sherry also makes sure the cocktail gets well balanced while the simple syrup in this case rather adds vanilla flavour than sweetness.

The cocktail gets a really nice color, mainly from the yellow limoncello. A ruby red maraschino cherry is without doubt the decoration of choice for this cocktail.

 

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