Welcome to episode four of “Thirsty Thursday” with our resident Drink Doctor, Jamie Clayton. Former bar-keep, incredible photographer, decent drinker, and our go-to for all things Nashville, Jamie Clayton is a modern day renaissance man. For those following along at home, we've covered the Old-Fashioned., and The Manhattan, but now we're dipping into Jamie's go-to...The Negroni (this time with a little twist)
When I first discovered Imbibe Magazine's article on the Cold Brew Negroni I immediately dropped everything I was doing and looked at my watch. Was it too late to drink coffee? Because I had to try this immediately.
I love negronis. I love coffee. But how often do you find two things that you love that compliment eachother so well? The dark robust chocolate and fruity notes of coffee go incredibly well with the bitter aspects of campari.
Meet: The Cold Brew Negroni
In my professional opinion, this is THE perfect pick me up in the afternoon.
1½ oz. cold-brew concentrate (we love it from our buds at Wandering Bear)
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. carpano antica sweet vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon
Garnish: orange peel
How to make the magic:
-1- Stir ingredients together in a mixing class.
-2- Strain into a rocks glass with a large cube.
-3- Express zest from the orange and garnish the peel on the ice.
Now, enjoy your beverage and I'll see you soon
Bars that sling Negronis with the best of 'em
Urban Cowboy || 1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
With a tag line "Arrive as Strangers, Leave as Friends", this spot already has us. If you're not keen to stay at the hippest B&B we've ever seen, or grabbing a cocktail from the Parlor Bar, nestled out back in the original stable house is the Urban Cowboy Public House, and it's there you can dial in yourself a delicious cocktail.
Amor y Amargo || 443 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
Much like our own spin above, Amor y Amargo (translated: Love and Bitters) serves up a White Negroni, a nice departure from the classic. Oh and they have classes, so you can step up your Brian Flanagan impressions.
Bourbon & Branch || 501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This is about as authentic as you're going to get in terms of "Enjoying a Negroni as they used to back in the day." This speakeasy themed cocktail bar in SF is slinging some of the best cocktails on the west coast, if you can find the place (tips here) make sure to belly up and enjoy yourself a Negroni with a side of the 1920s.