November 19, 2019

Happy Birthday to me.

Happy Birthday to me.

A present from @wearsmymoney

My wife is well aware of my affection for cocktails, so she had this sign made for me by a local sign maker. A great deal of my friends are impressed and reference the sign maker by name. I feel ignorant that I’m not aware of her. I must investigate.

Cocktail is a Negroni, served on ice and not my usual style, but I’m checking it out for the benefit of the sign.

Happy Birthday to me. A present from @wearsmymoney

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How To Make: Negroni Straight Up

Negroni: Gin, Campari & vermouth.

  • A dash of Angostura
  • 35ml of Gin
  • 35ml of Campari
  • 35ml of Martini Rosso
  • Preferred glass would be a Cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a rind of grapefruit peel

The Negroni is the champion of all cocktails.

Stir everything together with ice in a glass mixing jug. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Use a citrus stripper to peel a rind of grapefruit, but do this over the glass so that the oils from the skin coat the surface of the drink.

Usually if you order this drink in London, it's usually served built over ice, but I'm not a big fan of it this way. I might have it over ice when it's really hot out, or if I want to sip a cool longer drink.

Avoid any further bullshit.