Valentino

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Italian red bitter liqueur
1 fl oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
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Review:

A variation on the Negroni. More gin and less liqueur make for an unusual bittersweet Martini.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in February 1999 by Gary "gaz" Regan and published in his 2001 book, The Joy of Mixology.

VALENTINO
After saying that you shouldn't adjust the ratios when making a Negroni, Mardee and I did just that when we created this drink in February 1999, for the Valentine's Day issue of Ardent Spirits e-letter. This was a no-brainer, but the resultant cocktail is far different from the Negroni, and I believe that it's a good example of what can be done with a tried-and-true recipe.
2 ounces gin
½ ounce Campari
½ ounce sweet vermouth
1 orange twist, for garnish
STIR over ice and STRAIN into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology, 2021

Nutrition:

One serving of Valentino contains 179 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2.1 standard drinks
  • 27.48% alc./vol. (54.96° proof)
  • 28.9 grams of pure alcohol
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