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5 Ways to Make a Negroni

For Negroni Week we’ve created 5 interesting twists on this all time classic gin cocktail.

An homage to the beautiful, bittersweet drink, June 6-12 2016 is Negroni Week! Negroni Week was initially launched in 2013 by Imbibe and Campari to celebrate the cocktail and raise money in its name.

The classic Negroni, one part each of sweet vermouth, campari and gin is an incredible combination. That said, it’s always fun to have a bit of a play around and if ever a twist on the classic were to have it’s moment in the sun, it’s during Negroni Week!

Little Deer Negroni

Little Deer Negroni

Created by one of Gin Festival's own bartenders, specifically for Porter’s Gin, Little Deer Negroni is a delightfully gentle and smooth Negroni, that swaps out Campari for Manzanilla Sherry and unites both those that love Negronis and those who aren’t usually the biggest fan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Porter’s Gin
  • 1 part Dolin Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 part Manzanilla Sherry

Add all 3 ingredients to an ice-filled glass and stir thoroughly.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Rhubarb Lucca Negroni

Rhubarb Lucca Negroni

Rhubarb is the ingredient of the moment, adding a perfectly sweet and tart element to any drink. Here, it’s like a sour, fruity sherbert giving the Negroni an exciting kick whilst maintaining the classic profile of Rutte Dry Gin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Rutte Dry Gin
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1/2 part Oscar 697 Rosso
  • 1/2 part rhubarb liqueur

Stir the ingredients together over ice.

Twist a piece of orange peel over the mixture then discard it.

Negroni Spumante

Negroni Spumante

Negroni and sparkling wine? We can almost hear your shock, but trust us, it works. The soft, sweetness of the spumante creates a long and refreshing drink, perfectly set off by a good London Dry Gin like EELC London Dry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part ELLC London Dry
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Martini Rosso
  • Spumante sparkling white wine

Stir together the gin, Campari and Martini with some ice.

Top up with Spumante and garnish with an orange twist.

Pink Negroni

Pink Negroni

As the name suggests, this is a lighter, softer version of a Negroni. The Lillet Blanc works with Portobello Road Gin to create a gentle, floral drink that's perfect for sipping in a summer garden.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts gin
  • 1 part lemon
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Lillet Blanc

To make it add all the ingredients to an ice-filled glass, stir thoroughly and garnish with a sprig of tarragon.

Mezcal Negroni

Mezcal Negroni

Now, don’t complain too much at the addition of a non-gin cocktail here, we know it’s approaching blasphemy but a good mezcal, really, really works well with the bittersweet Campari and smooth, aromatic vermouth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Mezcal
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Oscar 697 Rosso

Add all the ingredients to an ice filled glass, stir thoroughly then garnish with an orange twist.

5 Ways to Make a Negroni

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