We’ve added a twist to one of our favorite classic cocktails. Try this Strawberry infused negroni apéritif & sweet vermouth. Build over ice, stir, & serve in a Rocks glass with an orange twist and dehydrated grapefruit garnish.
A negroni is a classic Italian cocktail. Designed to be an aperitif, a good Negroni is the very definition of sophistication and simplicity. The aromatic sweet vermouth & strawberries will balance the bitterness found in Campari, with the gin coming through to add a depth to this iconic cocktail.
This cocktail is spirit forward, yet still refreshing. If you’re not quite ready for a classic negroni but would like to expand your taste buds with bitter aperitifs, this cocktail has the perfect balance of bitter and sweet.
The ability to make a great Negroni will definitely help to up your mixology game. A classic negroni recipe is so easy to make and remember because you’re using one ounce of each spirit. But it all comes down to how well you build this classic cocktail. To start, you need king size ice cubes for your rocks glass, the slow melting ice will prevent the cocktail from diluting since this is a slow sipping aperitif. Then fill a mixing glass with ice and add Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Since we decided to infuse this negroni with strawberry flavours, you’ll need to add your agave, strawberry puree and bitters to the glass. Using a bar spoon, give everything a vigorous stir, as if you are creating a whirlpool in the glass. Strain spirits into the rocks glass. To zest the orange, use a peeler or pairing knife to cut a fairly wide strip of orange peel (about 2 inches wide). Give the orange peel a gentle twist over the glass to express the oils, then drop the peel into the drink. Garnish with dehydrated grapefruit and fresh thyme sprig. Salute!
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