I can’t believe I haven’t posted a Negroni yet.  I’ve definitely made plenty of these since I’ve been posting some drinks…I guess I Just kept assuming I had already posted one.  Oh well.

Today I noticed I had a bottle of Vermouth in my fridge that has been open for a while, and figured I should probably try and get through it ASAP.  This usually means Boulvardier’s or Negroni’s.  Today I had one of each, but since I’ve already shared my recipe for the former, I decided to post about the latter.

The appeal of the Negroni (besides the taste) is the simplicity.  A standard Negroni would be equal parts Gin, Campari & Sweet Vermouth.  Today I went with the following:

  • 1.5 oz Gin (Beefeater)
  • 1 oz Campari*
  • 1 oz Punt E Mes

*Sometimes I substitute Aperol or do a mix of Aperol/Campari.

You can mix this drink in the glass, or stir in a mixing glass with ice, and strain into a glass (which I did- over a giant ice ball).  I topped with a Grapefruit twist, although I’ve also done Orange & lemon twists as well.

This would typically be considered an apertif – however I really enjoy a Negroni right before bed as well.  Campari has a very distinct bitter taste & smell, (which I love, but I will warn, it seems to be an acquired taste).

Any other Negroni fans?

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

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