101 Best New Cocktails: Red Riding Hooch by Joseph Boley, Red House, Paris

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, July 28th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Red Riding Hoochnegroni

Adapted from a recipe by Joseph Boley, Red House, Paris

“Our Autumn Negroni variation,” Joseph Boley

30 ml (1 oz) Beefeater gin

20 ml (.7 oz) apple-spice infused Dubonnet*

10 ml (.33 oz) Campari

10 ml (.33 oz) Averna

1 orange slice or twist, as garnish.

Build in a double old-fashioned glass, stir briefly, and add the garnish.

Methodology: build and garnish like a negroni.

*Apple-Spice Infused Dubonnet

Add the peels from 3 apples, the zest of half a lemon, 2 cinnamon sticks, a teaspoon of allspice, and a teaspoon of coriander seeds ( inspiration from the apple bitters recipe in Parsons’ Bitters book).  Smash allspice and coriander, put all ingredients into a jar with 1 liter of dubbonet. Let this sit for 5 days and filter.

gaz sez:  First off I should mention that the apple-spice infused Dubonnet is worthy of a glass all its own.  Mix it with these other ingredients, though, and you have the makings of a masterpiece.  I can’t tell you just how much I loved this drink.  Well done, Joe.

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