Drinking In the Herd
Watch how this Dallas bartender whips up the perfect Italian pre-dinner drink
Bartender William Broome shows you how to mix up the Dolce Negroni, a traditional pre-dinner drink that originated in Florence, Italy, in 1919. What sets Dolce Riviera's version apart are the smoked rosemary and branded orange rind (this is the perfect excuse to invest in a small branding iron).
Watch Broome expertly concoct the cocktail, then mix up one — or several — for yourself.
1.5 oz. gin
1.5 oz. aperitif (or dry sherry)
0.5 oz. sweet vermouth
Lightly toast the rosemary until it smokes, then cover with the cocktail glass.
Pour the gin, aperitif, and sweet vermouth over ice in a mixing glass. Stir about 30 rotations to blend fully.
Strain into the rosemary-smoked glass, pouring over a whiskey cube (a large, square ice cube).
Release the oils in the orange rind by branding or lightly twisting, then garnish.