Last weeks TDN theme was tall drinks. So rather than the newfangled Old Fashioned I was about to have I made a tall drink. The club soda was all gone but there was chinotto in the fridge. It occurred to me that Campari and Chinotto share some similarity flavour wise so I started to experiment. This was the result:
1.5 oz gin
3 drops Pernod†
Fill highball glass with ice and chinotto. Float gin and Pernod. Garnish with lime (or a lime creature).
So, it's like a fizzy Negroni with Pernod subbed for vermouth. Or something like that. The original name was a portmanteau courtesy of Cutes: Ginotto. I added a silent "d" for the Pernod.
This drink will appear (sometime) on the Mixoloseum blog. Even if Frederic takes matters into his own hands...
†I actually subbed for the Pernod, but we'll just keep that to ourselves.