The short, sharp Negroni is a bartender favourite – and with good reason, since it practically owns the bitter end of the cocktail spectrum with its clever balance of perky, potent and sweet flavours.
The Father Phil, a perfect afternoon palate-awakener, subs in sparkling wine and Lillet for the usual gin and sweet vermouth, to create an orange-tinged, slightly less boozy, tall take on this cinq-à-sept standard.
One ounce Lillet
One ounce Campari
In a tall glass, build one ounce Lillet, one ounce Campari, pack with ice and top with sparkling wine and a dash of orange bitters. Garnish with an orange twist.