I recently got an out-of-print book called Straight Up or on the Rocks: A Cultural History of American Drink by William Grimes, a journalist with the New York Times. It had been recommended to me long ago, so I picked it up used at Amazon. From what I hear, this book (published in 1993) was one of the few great craft cocktail books of the 1990’s (which was a particularly dark time for cocktails).
There’s a small collection of recipes in the back of Mr. Grimes’ book, and I found a simple one that sounded mighty tasty. It’s a 1:1:1 mashup of the Negroni and the Screwdriver. Here it is:
- Add the following ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice:
- 1 1/2 oz vodka (I used Reyka)
- 1 1/2 oz Campari
- 1 1/2 oz orange juice
- Stir and garnish with an orange wedge