Gin and Campari go together like cigars and scotch. The multi-layered complexity of the two liquors form together to put layer upon layer of flavor. It’s what forms the basis of the world-famous Negroni.
However, there is another old-school cocktail that takes the traditional mixture and adds even more complexity.
The Lucien Gaudin is a cocktail that traces its roots back to its namesake – the French Olympic fencer… Named… Now, we have to double-check this. I believe his name was Lucien Gaudin.
Don’t quote us on that, though.
The Lucien Gaudin could be considered the Negroni’s summer villa. You don’t have the same heaviness from the sweet vermouth that steers some clear of the Negroni.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- Dash of tonic for fizz
Combine all the ingredients except the tonic in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. STIR vigorously. (We’ve gone into in the past, but you can totally jack up the flavor of gin by shaking it).
Pour into a chilled martini glass and then garnish with an orange twist.