It's Negroni Week 2015, where bars around the world gather together with Imbibe and Campari to celebrate for good causes. Here at Red & Brown HQ we want to keep the celebration going at home with classic cocktails and new riffs on the world's greatest 3-ingredient cocktail. viking-aquavit-negroni-cocktail

This Nordic-inspired variation swaps in theĀ under-appreciated spirit aquavit for it's more Anglo-centric cousin, gin. We also used a different amaro here because it plays better with the carroway and oak flavors of the Linie.

  • 1 ounce aquavit (we use Linie, which is barrel aged at sea and crosses the Equator twice, making it the most well traveled liquor we know)
  • 1 ounceĀ Averna
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or pint glass with plenty of ice. Stir until well chilled, about 15-20 seconds.

Pour into a rocks glass with a single large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.