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?
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I’m not a negroni fan (I’m a wuss when it comes to strong drinks) but they’ve become one of my boyfriend’s favourites. We’ve never tried making them at home but he’s been favouring them when we go out.
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They are a tasty treat, and easy to make….one of the simpler drinks to make at home. I’d definitely recommend it- will save a lot of $$$ too…they can be 10-15 bucks out at a restaurant..haha