Day 2 of 30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: the Negroni
From the moment we first thought up this challenge, Mrs Romance has been on my back to include the negroni. It’s one of those moments in a relationship when you discover just how persistent can be!
Mrs R’s obsession, however, is truly founded. It’s delicious. Sweet and bitter orange, lots of ice and a dry, sharp balancing aftertaste. It’s the perfect aperitif.
How to make a negroni
Here’s what you need:
For each drink
- 1 measure Campari
- 1 measure sweet vermouth
- 1 measure gin
- Lots of ice
- Orange peel to garnish
- Old fashioned glass, stirrer
Here’s what you do:
- Put the ice in the glass – enough to ¾ fill the glass.
- Build the drink over the ice in the order of ingredients.
- Stir well and garnish with a strip of orange juice curled over the rim of the glass. Straw is optional.
Alternatively, if the drink’s too bitter for you, try Aperol instead of Campari. It’s a bit sweeter and less orangey but still delicious. The drink does lose its richness a little but it’s still perfect for a Sunday wind-down or a good start-up drink on a night out.
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