Did you know that Brugal’s home, the Dominican Republic, produces world-class vanilla? The tropical Caribbean climate allows the vanilla planifolia to flourish. The ingredient is widely used in the Dominican Republic from papaya juice to arroz con leche dessert and cakes.
Upgrading a classic with Dominican inspired flavours creates a fuller-bodied flavour experience when combined with Brugal 1888. Infusing sweet vermouth with vanilla elevates the flavour extracted from the American white oak bourbon casks while keeping the ratios of our Brugal 1888 rum as the hero.
Negroni Dominicana ingredients
30ml Brugal 1888
15ml Sweet vermouth (infused with vanilla pod)
Ice: Ice cube
Garnish: Discarded orange peel and a vanilla pod
Add all ingredients and simply stir over ice and add a vanilla pod as a garnish.
Spray orange zest on top of the drink using orange peel for citrus finish.
Celebrating with friends after work, as a very approachable cocktail for engaging conversation.
Pavol’s expert tip:
“Purchase fresh vanilla pods and add two of these to 200ml of Sweet vermouth to infuse the flavours by leaving this to stand together for a minimum of 24 hours. This can be done in advance and if kept in a sealed container can be kept for 1 month. I like to use a resealable glass bottle.”