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East Indian Negroni

East Indian Negroni 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Spirits Nov 17, 2010

This rum version of the classic Negroni is a good chance to try two newly available alternatives to Campari: Luxardo Bitter and Gran Classico Bitter.

This recipe calls for a sweet sherry rather than vermouth, to balance flavors; make sure to use an oloroso or East India sherry. It originally called for Banks 5 Island Rum; Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends a white rhum agricole or an aged white rum, such as El Dorado.

Servings: 1
  • 2 ounces white rhum agricole (see headnote)
  • 1 ounce Luxardo Bitter or Gran Classico Bitter
  • 1 ounce oloroso or east india (sweet) sherry
  • Ice cubes
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish


Chill an old-fashioned glass.

Combine the rum, the Luxardo or Gran Classico, and the sherry in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir vigorously, then strain into the chilled glass and add 1 large ice cube.

Twist the orange peel over the drink to express its oils, then use it to garnish the cocktail.

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From Jim Meehan, managing partner of PDT in New York.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 240

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 6g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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