January 21, 2017

Negroni: Gin, Campari & vermouth.

After a hard day’s skateboarding with the kids, which invariably involves injury, complaints and fighting, nothing really satisfies like a good stiff Negroni.

I couldn’t even carry out my usual ritual of tidying the kitchen before the drink. Apologies for the backdrop in this photo.

To add to the laissez-faire attitude to this, I only had 3 ice cubes which is totally sub-standard. Apologies, this isn’t how I usually roll.

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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.