The Negroni

The Negroni has received a considerable amount of fanfare recently and with good reason.

The cocktail is well-balanced and devoid of the "fluff" so many other trendy cocktails possess, i.e. simple syrup.

Instead, the Negroni focuses on a few core ingredients with outstanding pedigree and flavor. Everyone has an idea of what makes the perfect Negroni but here's my approach:

In a rocks glass add three cubes of ice. Over the top of the ice add a few dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters and set the glass aside.

In a shaker combine three cubes of ice, two ounces of The Botanist Gin, one ounce Antica Formula Vermouth and one ounce Campari. Shake until cold.

Pour the mixture over the ice. And now for the secret play, add a splash of La Croix Grapefruit Soda. Drop in a twist of orange peel and relax.

Winter, spring, summer or fall the Negroni is a perennial favorite!


- AM.