Unlikely Negroni

Naren Young, Dante | New York City

“The Unlikely Negroni is exactly that: a preposterous combination of flavors that somehow works,” says Naren Young, of New York’s Dante. The drink sees Campari¬†combined with pineapple drinking vinegar oil, coconut and banana liqueurs and a hit of housemade spicy Thai chili tincture, for a riff on the Italian classic by way of Thailand.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce blanco tequila, preferably Cabeza
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce Cocchi Torino
  • 1/4 ounce coconut liqueur, preferably Kalani
  • 1/4 ounce banana liqueur, preferably Giffard
  • 1 barspoon pineapple drinking vinegar, preferably Sohm
  • 1 dropper Thai chili tincture (see Editor's Note)

Garnish: banana chip topped with 2 drops of sesame oil

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing glass over ice and stir.
  2. Strain into silver coupe.
  3. Garnish with banana chip.
Editor's Note

Thai chili tincture
3 dried Thai chilies
8 ounces vodka

Infuse chilies into vodka for 3 days, shaking occassionally. Strain into a dropper.