Tag Archives: campari

Por Do Sol Negroni

8 Jun

For Negroni Week my second drink of the day is a Por Do Sol courtesy of Imbibe.

The recipe is:

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The end result is oh so bitter with a warmth and sweetness from the Cachaca.

 

Negroni Futurista

8 Jun

For Negroni Week I’m enjoying a Negroni Futurista from Gaz Regan‘s wonderful negroni book.

The recipe is:

  • 1 part Sloe gin
  • 1 part Fino sherry
  • 1 part Campari

All stirred over ice.

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The end result is very bitter, dry and fruity – and very enjoyable.

Negroni Popsicles

8 Jun

In celebration of Negroni Week and the heatwave London’s having at the moment I made some Negroni Popsicles.

I used white/ yellow grapefruits hence the colour difference but they gave them an added bitterness which is great to counteract the sugar in the recipe.

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These are amazing and I’ll be sure to always have some on standby this summer.

 

Caricature Cocktail 

7 Jun

Enjoying Negroni Week with this caricature cocktail from Gaz Regan’s wonderful negroni book .The recipe is:

  • 1 1/2 gin
  • 1/2 sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 fresh grapefruit
  • 1/2 Campari
  • 3/4 Cointreau

The result is a grapefruity Negroni with less of a bitter kick but nicely moreish

Bottle-Aging Negroni

19 Apr

I’ve read a lot about bottle and barrel-aging drinks and finally today got around to making my own.
I’m wary of barrel-aging as I don’t want to risk any nausea brought on by a whiskey contaminated barrel so have stuck with bottle-aging.

I made a classic 1-1-1 Negroni using Only Gin (I wanted one I had enough if to make this and still have plenty left over for comparison tasting in a few months.

Now the waiting begins…

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Blood Orange Negroni

15 Mar

Another day, another Negroni variation.

This time the spotting of some blood orange juice when buying food led me to get to try a new recipe. With less Campari and Vermouth but 1oz of blood orange juice to make up the shortfall: this is a Blood Orange Negroni

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The recipe is:
– 1oz gin
– 1/2 oz Campari
– 1/2 oz Vermouth
-1oz blood orange juice

The result is obviously very similar to a Negroni but a fresher, lighter version.

The Campari still has a kick- in fact maybe more so. I’ve come to find in these Negroni versions that use less of it the Campari stands out more rather than just being a sweet and bitter overwhelming component. The use of less of it helps it make more of an impact as a flavour component.

The juice allows the drink to be the same length but with alcohol both in its potency and taste.

Perfect as a summer version of a Negroni or want one to sip for longer without it feeling or tasting so much of an aperitif.

Campari Shandy

8 Mar

My second try at a beer cocktail for 52 weeks of Mixology is a Campari Shandy.

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The recipe is easy:
2oz Campari
12oz beer
Lime wedge squeezed in

The taste is great- the Campari is still apparent but muted somewhat. The beer lightens and refreshes the drink and stops the Campari being so heavy or cloying.

This would be a great way to introduce someone to Campari and is a drink I’ll return to.

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