I don’t know about you all, but I felt like every single restaurant I visited last week was advertising #NegroniWeek.
So many negronis!!!
The colorful cocktail has always been a favorite of mine, since I tend towards more bitter than sweet drinks (with the exception of my beloved margaritas). So after seeing negroni cocktails advertised for the 20th time last week, I decided it was time to learn how to mix one of my own. Turns out, they are incredibly easy to mix at home. Just round up the 3 main ingredients, slice up an orange twist, and you’re good to go.
So for anyone who got hooked on the drink last week, here’s how to make one for yourself!
Here are the 3 main ingredients you need:
- sweet vermouth
Negroni cocktails are also usually garnished with some sort of orange. So you can either make a twist like I did (just use a vegetable peeler or knife to slice off a few inches of peel, then give it a good twist), or you can even just include a small slice of orange in the drink. I recommend running the peel (or slice) around the rim of the glass for a little extra citrus kick.
Then stir together equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker, and serve over the rocks.
With that orange twist, of course. So pretty!
It’s the perfect cool, refreshing, vibrant drink for summer, if you ask me. Give it a try!
A simple recipe for a classic negroni cocktail.
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- orange peel
Combine Campari, gin and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker, and stir to combine.
Run the orange peel around the rim of a glass, then fill with ice. Pour the cocktail over the ice, and garnish with the orange peel.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!