2 oz Gin, Tanqueray
1⁄4 oz Campari
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Jeppson's Malort
1 sli Orange
Instructions

Stir; strain; coupe. Garnish by flaming the orange slice/disk over the top by squeezing the essential oils out while igniting them with a lighter.

Notes

Description in the Chicago Reader: "Unlike Europeans, who have a large selection of challenging herbal spirits to choose from, Americans—'raised on Ho-Hos and Coca-Cola,' as Maloney puts it—haven't learned to appreciate the bitter."

History

Entered in Chicago Reader's "Great Malort Challenge" in 2009

Cocktail summary
Posted by mako on 10/07/2017
Created by
Toby Maloney, Alchemy Consulting/The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
Year
2009
Is of
unknown authenticity
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Comments

Its a drinkable drink, but I can't imagine choosing this over a normal Negroni. One issue is the sweet vermouth ration, it is far too large and overpowering. The sweet vermouth is 3 times the amount of bitter. I prefer a ratio of 1 to 1 sweet vermouth to bitter in my normal Negroni.

 

This drink is unique because it uses Malort but at 1/4 oz in a 4oz drink I find its inclusion unnecessary. You got very little of the distinctive Malort flavor, which I personally think is a shame.