This year Negroni Week, the celebration of the classic cocktail hosted every year by Portland restaurant Nostrana, spread out to include bars all over the country featuring variations of the drink. Metrovino took part, and unsurprisingly, I reached for aquavit. The cumin-forward, barrel-aged aquavit from North Shore works great in this cocktail:
1 oz North Shore aquavit
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
orange peel, for garnish
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with the orange twist.