MIX IT UP
While amari are traditionally enjoyed neat at the end of a meal, their bitterness can make them a great balancing force in cocktails, too. Emily Copeland, head bartender at Toronto’s Northwood, has a habit of talking anyone who orders a shot of Jägermeister into a shot of Fernet-branca instead. And, in the wake of the Negroni’s surge in popularity, she’s finding that more people are “pleasantly surprised by the taste.” If they’re especially won over, she has several drinks to recommend. Here’s one of her favourites to recreate at home.
Stir together: • 2 dashes of grapefruit
and hops bitters • 1 ¼ oz Jim Beam
Black bourbon • ¼ oz Amaro Monenegro • ¾ oz lemon juice • ¼ oz maple syrup • ½ oz peach liqueur Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.