Archive | February, 2015

Negroni

15 Feb

If ever I’m craving a specific drink it’s inevitably this one.
If ever I fancy a drink and don’t know what to make it’s this I turn to.
And if anyone asks me what my favourite drink is, although I’m not sure I really have one, this name is always what I answer

It’s a Negroni- simple to make, easy to source all the ingredients and ways delicious.

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I first had one of these at Quo Vadis (if you order one there it’s worth asking if you can have it without one of their ridiculously large ice-balls that make it impossible to enjoy your drink) and although I’ve had many since I don’t think anyone does them better

The recipe is simple- equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth stirred together with ice- so can be whipped up in a matter of seconds.

The taste is equal parts sweet and bitter with a strong fruit/ citrus flavour reminiscent of orange or grapefruit,

Though perfect as an aperitif this drink can be enjoyed at any time and if needed can be lengthened with orange or grapefruit juice or even soda or tonic water

Negroni Tredici

14 Feb

I’m always looking for a good bitter drink so having downloaded Diffords cocktail app and wanting something new to me I got searching for Cynar and came across the Negroni Tredici

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The recipe is simple:
2 shots gin
1 shot sweet vermouth
1/4 shot Campari
1/4 shot Cynar

All stirred together with ice and garnished with orange slices

The end result is a bitter drink that resembles a Negroni but with a less sweet, more bitter-herbal taste. It goes down well but is maybe more of an acquired taste than a regular Negroni (which I absolutely love)

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