How to make a Negroni Cocktail at home | Tell Me Tuesday

Earlier this year I partnered with Campari and Trish Nicol Agency to promote Negroni Week– a great cause where participating venues around the globe donate $1 from every Negroni sold to their charity of choice.

Never one to shy away from cocktails for a cause, I thought I’d share with you how to make this timeless drink at home. The Negroni is an Italian classic, typically served as an apéritif (that’s a pre-meal tipple), however I’m a huge fan of sipping one one of these babies on a  Saturday afternoon whilst reading the paper in my home’s sunroom. In a nutshell, any ol’ time will do.

The Nergoni only has three ingredients, all of which are spirits. For those not so familiar with booze-forward drinks (like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan), they can be a little daunting. The trick however is to use quality liquor and to dilute the drink properly by stirring before serving.

You will need:

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) gin
  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) sweet vermouth
  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Campari
  • Ice and orange to serve

Negroni Cocktail Recipe | Tell Me Tuesday

Method:

Fill a rock glass with ice and top with gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. Using a bar spoon stir for 15 seconds, garnish with a wedge of orange and serve immediately.

Negroni Cocktail recipe | Tell Me Tuesday

Notes:

It’s totally unconventional, however I tend to add a touch more sweet vermouth to the drink, as I think it creates a slightly richer, rounder taste. The fun thing about making cocktails at home is that you can make your drinks however you damn please. 😉

Play around with garnishes. In this case I used a pink grapefruit wedge more a more bitter twist. The more traditional garnish is a slice of orange peel, flamed with a lighter and dropped into the cocktail. Find what works best for you.

Negroni Cocktail recipe | Tell Me TuesdayHow to make a Negroni Cocktail at home | Tell Me Tuesday

 

 

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