The Gangsta Cocktail

Gangsta cocktail

This recipe was created by Mikhael von Brasch, the mixologist at Tott’s at The Excelsior. It is a modification of the negroni cocktail. According to von Brasch, “I called it gangsta because… I can imagine Al Capone drinking it.”


  • 30ml Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 15ml Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Rouge (sweet)
  • 15ml Aperol
  • 15ml Fleur de Figue liqueur
  • 1 dash of Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
  • Enough Lucid absinthe to wash the ice in the glass
  • 1 twist orange peel
  • 1 segment of orange


  • Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in the absinthe.
  • Mix the gin, vermouth, Aperol, Fleur de Figue and bitters in a shaker.
  • Remove the absinthe, and strain the mixture into the chilled glass over the washed ice.
  • Rub the rim and sides of the glass with the orange twist. Garnish with the twist and orange segment.

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