Don’t let the colour fool you with this drink, it really packs a punch. The Bronx cocktail is essentially a perfect martini with a splash of sweet vermouth and orange juice.
Barrel aging adds toasted oak and vanilla notes to a cocktail whilst mellowing the alcohol. The ideal aging is 4-6 weeks depending on your barrel size – the smaller the barrel, the more surface area and faster the process takes place.
The sweet, caramel notes of the bourbon whiskey play well with the coffee liqueur and bitter orange flavours. With adequate dilution and balance of flavours this cocktail makes for a perfect night cap.
Aperol is an Italian aperitif made from bitter orange, gentian root, rhubarb and cinchona bark (a key ingredient in tonic water). It displays much more subtle bitter flavours when compared to Campari, making this cocktail a great summer sipper.