Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The one that I want

Despite my previous post about not liking the taste of alcohol, Oh Negroni, how I love you. 
 
This discovery was made over a very long lunch which required test driving the cocktail menu for quality control. Thankfully it was a reasonably responsible afternoon mostly due to the menu not being too long, and my pockets not being that deep.
Of all the cocktails the one that I remember most is the Negroni, not due to the quantity, I promise. The Tuscan martini also went down a treat but the Negroni has become my one true friend in these summer months.
The charm of the negroni is the bitter campari, it ticks my box for not being overly sweet. With all that ice it is practically a drink of water, right?
There is the basic recipe which you could follow, but you know I'm not going to stick to it.
 
 
 
My Negroni
Ingredients
  • 30ml gin
  • 30ml sweet red Vermouth
  • 30ml Campari
  • 30ml Rosso Antico
  • juice of a lemon wedge
     
Method
  • Combine all in a glass with LOTS of ice
Variations
 
Negroni slushy: Blend all ingredients with ice till slushy consistancy.
 
Frutti Negroni: Add some frozen berries and the juice of 1 lime, this one is my favourite. Garnish with mint (if you're taking a photo)
 

 




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