Who knew bitterness can be good?
This is the only Negroni recipe Gin lovers will ever need.
The Negroni is one of those classic cocktails that helped put bitter-sweet cocktails on the map. While usually made with equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, this Ultimate recipe for the Negroni from David Wondrich at Esquire is a gin lovers’ dream.
So a while back, a study came out that said if you like gin or other bitter things you might be a psychopath. I know many a gin lover who might say otherwise, but is that really a bad thing? If you like bitter cocktails, you have a wide range of drinks to explore and won’t have to worry about your friends drinking your hooch. I might enjoy a Tom Collins every so often, but it doesn’t quite compare to this Negroni recipe.
I will preface this one with, I’m not a huge fan of bitter cocktails. I sip on them for a long time and find them hard to finish. A sour taste is just fine, but bitter makes me cringe. But this Negroni recipe was smoother sipping material. I think the sweet Vermouth had something to do with it. My gin loving friends could not stop raving about this recipe when I mixed them up for them the other night.
Now let’s show you how you make Wondrich’s Ultimate Negroni!
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1½ Ounces London Dry Gin
- ¾ Ounce Campari
- ¾ Ounce Italian Sweet Vermouth
- Orange Twist for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Rocks/Old Fashioned Glass
- Bar Spoon
Negroni: Pour gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth over ice in a chilled rocks/old fashioned glass. Stir until completely chilled. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 193 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 8.1 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 8 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 0.6