Those Winter Gin and Tonics
What did we know, what did we know of a gin and tonic’s potential to be a winter cocktail? Nothing! (Until we invented this version). The addition of Amaro Averna and fresh blood orange give the refreshing G&T you know and love some deeper bitter notes and a blink more sweetness. The title of the drink alludes to the famous, heartbreaking sonnet “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden.
Step 1: Rinse glass with Amaro (as one would rinse a glass with absinthe for a sazerac)
Step 2: Fill glass with ice
Step 3: Add gin
Step 4: Top with tonic
Step 5: Brief squeeze of blood orange wedge and garnish with a blood orange wheel (optional)