Personally, the Negroni is one of the go-to cocktails at the GSN offices. Complex, incredibly easy to craft, and one that forces you to take time to contemplate life as you sip it. The original recipe is a 1-1-1 mix of gin-Campari-sweet vermouth with an orange peel twist. But, if you are looking for something a little different, see below for some new ideas.
1 pt G’Vine gin
1 pt Vermouth
1 pt Suz Bitters
In a mixing glass, combine gin, bitters and vermouth. Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
1 oz Partida Blanco or Reposado tequila
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Stir with ice and serve over fresh ice in a rocks glass with an orange slice or strain up into a chilled cocktail glass with an orange twist.
The Normandie Cocktail
1 oz Apple Brandy (Boulard Grand Solage Calvados)
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)
1 dropper Bittercube Jamaican #2 bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice until cold; strain into a rocks glass with a large ice-cube. Express with lemon, include or discard peel.
Lucano Negroni by Damian Coren
1.5 oz gin
1 oz Amaro Lucano
0.5 oz Martini Gran Lusso
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients and serve on the rocks. Garnish with an orange slice and lemon zest.
1 oz Diplomatico Blanco Rum
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica White
In an Old Fashioned glass, combine one large cube of ice, rum, Campari and vermouth. Grate orange zest over the top of the cocktail and serve.
As well, in honor of Negroni Week, Merchants of Beverage, has put together three outstanding collections –
— to celebrate one of the world’s greatest classic cocktails while also raising money for charity during Negroni Week. These curated cocktails were made in partnership with IMBIBE’s & Campari’s Negroni Week (June 1st – June 7th, 2015) where 5% of the profits from the Merchants of Beverage Negroni Kit Collections will go to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Click the links above to find out more.
Lastly the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) is hosting the inaugural Negroni Week “Team Negroni” Bicycle Ride benefitting the Helen David Relief Fund in partnership with Campari. They are looking to raise funds to assist women in the bar industry who are fighting breast cancer. On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, a group of bartenders and Negroni aficionados will be riding from the Campari America offices in Levi Plaza, San Francisco for a 43 mile bike ride to Tiburon and back. Click the link to donate your support!
For more information go to: NegroniWeek.com