Life on Mars — Gin, Aromatized wine, Pear liqueur, Campari, Lemon peel
I wanted to try this because the gran classico and apricot liqueur pairing sounded like such a good idea. This is an awesome negroni variant. Gran classico is one of my favorite spirits, and I think it really shines with the cocchi instead of sweet vermouth. The apricot is present, but not overwhelming as I usually find it. Definitely recommended for negroni fans.
For fans of the Negroni and its many variants, this is the drink to drink! It's slightly sweet with the Cocchi Americano blending together with the Apricot liqueur. And there's just a tad of bitterness from the Gran Classico. As for the gin, I used Tanqueray Bloomsbury, a floral London Dry Gin that I, personally, like just a little more than Tanqueray Ten. And instead of Angostura Orange bitters, I used (on a whim) a dash of Blood Orange bitters by Bittermens. I don't think anything I did could make this drink taste any better-- it's a great drink on its own. If you don't believe me, try it! Especially all you Negroni lovers.