Marco Polo Cocktail Recipe

Marco Polo Cocktail Recipe
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Marco Polo Cocktail Recipe

This adaptation on the Negroni, from mixologists Chad Solomon and Christy Pope, updates the classic recipe with the addition of aromatic herbal tinctures. This is definitely a recipe for more advanced home bartenders.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1/8 teaspoon green cardamom tincture*
  • ½ teaspoon Pippali long pepper tincture
  • ½ teaspoon mace tincture
  • ½ teaspoon coriander tincture
  • Ice
  • Orange slice, for garnish

Directions

Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange slice.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.