1 1⁄4 oz Gin, Plymouth
1 1⁄4 oz Amaro Meletti
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions

Stir, strain, cocktail glass, garnish

Cocktail summary
Created by
Employees Only, NY, NY
Year
2010
Is of
unknown authenticity
Curator
Not yet rated
Average
4.5 stars
(21 ratings)
YieldsDrink
Cocktail Book
Log in or sign up to start building your Cocktail Book.
From other users
  • Made with Tanq and grapefruit twist, since that's what I had on hand. Mineral on swallow. Finishes with an appealing tingle. A bit syrupy. — ★★★★
  • Lovely. — ★★★★★
  • Swapped vya sweet for the carpano. Much less sweet but thinner. — ★★★★★
  • A little on the sweet side, but I've played with the ratios, and equal parts always wins. I recently aged a Nerina in a 2 L barrel for 4 weeks and it was fantastic. — ★★★★
Similar cocktails
Comments
Dan commented on 2/05/2012:

Has anyone tried this? I realize it's a Negroni variation, with the little-used Meletti in lieu of Campari. It does seem a bit sweet, but worth trying. I'm wondering if splitting the Punt e Mes with some dry vermouth would be needed, or maybe it's great as written.

I also wonder if rye or bourbon would work, since the chocolaty Meletti seems compatible with brown spirits. Or rum, of course.


Dan,

I would guess that EO is going for the Punt e Mes = Sweet vermouth + bitter thing which might give enough bitterness to make the Meletti act like Campari. I think Meletti is regional New York - we don't have it down here. I seem to remember it as honeyed.

I think it would be great as a Boulevardier riff.

Thanks,

Zach


I've tried this and I like it quite a bit, though I suspect you might find it too sweet as written. I'd say the sweetness is bit more than a Negroni made with Gran Classico and Cocchi vermouth di Torino, for example. The Meletti and Punt e Mes are delicious together. I tried this as a Boulevardier variation using Bulleit Rye, and it was good, but I prefer the more prominent amaro flavors in the gin version.


Delicious. I added a dash of wormwood bitters to offset the sweet Meletti a bit. Really good.