Years ago forager and herbalist Fred Cremasco found a recipe book from the late 1800s, which contained dozens of recipes for vermouth, amaros, bitters and other kinds of natural, medicinal concoctions. A Friuli native, he was inspired to set out to recreate these recipes of old. To do so, Cremasco grows all kinds of botanicals, and either purchases or forages wild ones from a local national preserve, which the government allows him to do on a special basis.
This classic Negroni is made with equal parts of Fred’s own gin, vermouth, and bitter. It offers up a classic Negroni profile, with distinctive herbal notes and citrus peel. Very elegant- serve chilled on the rocks with a twist.