Bonal is a deceptively light amaro. Rather than obscure it beneath too much sugar and alcohol, we've leaned into its lean profile with a Japanese gin and just a hint of Braulio. Light enough to enjoy as an aperitif but with enough impact to draw pause, this is a nod to its namesake: a balance by chance.
For the uninitiated, Braulio is an alpine amaro crafted from mountainous botanicals. It's one of our favorites, but isn't always the easiest to find. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you could use in its place with great success.
- Combine the Bonal, gin, and Braulio in a shaker over ice and stir gently to combine. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.