2 oz aged rum (Gosling’s Black Seal)
1 oz sweet vermouth (Dolin)
1/2 oz nocino (Nux Alpina)
1 dash Angostura bitters
1/2 preserved walnut, for garnish
orange peel, for garnish
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with orange peel and preserved green walnut. You can buy the walnuts from Harvest Song here.
This is a version of a cocktail from the Metrovino menu that I adapted for use with commercially available ingredients for a Wall Street Journal article about unusual garnishes. The original drink uses our house nocino, which is spicier than those I find in stores. Though not really replicable, here’s our house recipe for the Black Glove:
1 1/2 oz Cruzan Black Strap rum
1 oz Dolin sweet vermouth
1/2 oz house Nocino
Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with orange peel and preserved green walnut.
[Photo by F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, styling by Anne Cardenas.]