Classic Cocktail: Negroni
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?