101 Best New Cocktails: Sazeroni by René Förster, Twist Cocktail Bar, Innside, Dresden, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Monday, September 30th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Adapted from a recipe by René Förster, Twist Cocktail Bar, Innside, Dresden, Germany.

Sazeroni Rene Foerster (1)

“This is my winning drink from the Liquid Art Competition in Germany.  It is a combination from Sazerac and Negroni.  Peter Dorelli, one of the judges, said, ‘This is a marriage made in heaven,’” René Förster.

Tabu Absinth Classic Strong, as a rinseSazeroni

40 ml (1.33 oz) Remy Martin VSOP

20 ml (.7 oz) Cinzano Orancio

20 ml (.7 oz) Campari

1 dash The Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters

1 orange twist, as a garnish

1 grapefruit twist, as a garnish

Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with the absinthe and add a large ice-ball or ice-cube.  Stir the rest of the ingredients over ice and strain into the glass.  Add the garnishes.

gaz sez:  I’m certainly not going to argue with Peter Dorelli about this drink.  It’s a sterling mixture of two fine cocktails.  I admit to not using Tabu Absinth Classic Strong as a rinse, since I just couldn’t find it in the USA (I used Pernod Absinthe instead), but now that I know about Tabu, I’m dying to try it next time I’m in Germany.  And Cinzano Orancio was new to me, too, but I managed to get my hands on a bottle of this stuff (thanks, Pete), and it’s a pretty incredible orange-flavored vermouth that will, no doubt, become a frequently used ingredient in the not-too-distant future.  Apologies to René for these digressions–the Sazeroni is f*ckin’ awesome, René, and that’s a killer smile you have on your face, too!  Keep up the good work.

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