# 1 Crush at Nicky’s Coal Fired in Nashville

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Nicky’s Coal Fired in Nashville is not your average pizza place. In fact, it’s far from it, with pizza made in a custom-built coal-burning oven (dubbed Enrico The Oven by Chef Tony Galzin), a variety of decadent pastas and a rotating antipasti menu.

But we are here for the cocktails, and the ones at Nicky’s Coal Fired are just as satisfying as Chef Galzin’s creations. Take the #1 Crush, a blend of gin, Campari, fresh honey, muddled strawberry and citrus, topped with sparkling rosé.

“The #1 Crush is kind of a cross between a Bramble and a French 75,” explains Beverage Director Tracy Jenkins. “The bitterness of the Campari balances perfectly with the sweetness of the honey. The citrus flavors add a little kick. It’s easy to make and is the perfectly crisp summer cocktail.”

Photo credit: Danielle Atkins

#1 Crush Recipe recipe and preparation

  • 1.5 oz. Dry Gin
  • .5 oz. Campari
  • .5 oz. Fresh Honey
  • .75 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 muddled Strawberry

Shake all ingredients. Strain over ice into a glass and top with a sparkling rosé. Garnish with an orange slice

Nicky’s Coal Fired details

5026 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209; 615-678-4289; www.nickysnashville.com; @nickysnashville

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