Valentino (vodka-based)

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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.

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Review:

A vodka-based riff on the Negroni with its more spirit-forward character taking it into Sweet Martini territory.

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.

VALENTINO (VODKA)
Merely the vodka-based version of the Valentino.
2 ounces vodka
½ ounce Campari
½ ounce sweet vermouth
1 orange twist, for garnish

STIR AND STRAIN into a chilled glass. Add the garnish.

Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology, 2021

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 26.35% alc./vol. (52.7° proof)
  • 23.7 grams of pure alcohol
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