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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.

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Tuscan Shandy

25 Oct

Another great thing about Incanto is that they introduced us to a great non-alcoholic drink- the Tuscan Shandy.

The Tuscan Shandy

The Tuscan Shandy

It may be known by other names but a Google search is getting me so where so as well as stealing their drink recipe (or my guess at it) I’m stealing their name.

The ingredients are simple: equal parts lemonade, ginger beer & orange juice. Add a dash (or a big glug if you’re me) of Angostura Bitters and serve over ice- refreshing and tasty heaven in a glass.

I’ve learnt over time that orange juice with no ‘bits’ or long-life from concentrate is best to stop it ‘separating’ and all the ‘bits’ floating to the top.

Over this summer we seemed to have a large jug of it permanently in the fridge and it’s a great standby for when friends are round and you want to serve more than regular soft drinks to anyone who wants some non-alcoholic hydration.

All the ingredients can be kept in the cupboard and just stirred with ice at a moments notice making it a great go to.

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