Floral negroni riff with strong bitter component
2 oz Gin, St. George Botanivore (Originally Castle & Key .)
34 oz Bruto Americano, St. George
18 oz Herbal liqueur, Jeppson's Malort
18 oz Underberg bitters
34 oz Rose liqueur, Combier
Stir, strain into rocks glass with large ice cub, garnish with orange peel rosette (optional), serve.
Noticeable rose, soft herbal, vegetal notes, good mouthfeel, moderate licorice, protracted gentian bitterness. Note: It is difficult to find a substitute for Gammel Dansk (original). In this case, instead of 1 oz Gammel Dansk, I suggest 3/4 oz Bruto Americano, 1/8 oz Malört and 1/8 oz Underberg's bitters.
This began as a way to use up extra Rose liqueur. The best bitter found on my shelf to stand up against and blend with Combier Rose was Gammel Dansk, imported from a duty-free shop in Scandinavia.
© 2018 Matthew Carver.
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