Campari America
SYDNEY MONDRY
Nov 08, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

As soon as winter rolls around, we develop an inexplicable desire to make everything a cozier version of itself. This even applies to our favorite cocktails, like the Negroni. Bartender Naren Young of recently re-vamped N.Y.C. Italian eatery Dante has done just that by putting a piquant chocolate spin on the classic Italian cocktail, declaring the beverage the magnum opus of his career. The “Chocolate Spice” is sure to bring a hot-cocoa-in-the-snow vibe to your next holiday gathering. Check out the recipe below.

Chocolate Negroni

Ingredients:

¾ oz Campari ($30; klwines.com)

¾ oz Cinzano Rosso ($13; winefolder.com)

¼ oz gin

¼ oz White Crème de Cacao ($13; internationalwineshop.com)

3 dashes chocolate bitters

3 dashes chili powder for garnish

Valrhona chocolate shavings for garnish

Orange peel twists for garnish

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Directions:

1. Stir together the Campari, Cinzano Rosso, gin, White Crème de Cacao, and chocolate bitters, and strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.

2. Garnish with chili powder, an orange twist, and grated Valrhona chocolate.

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