• Matt Felsenfeld

The Negroni and its Cousins



Negroni


Ingredients

  • 1 part gin

  • 1 part Campari

  • 1 part sweet red vermouth

  • Orange peel for garnish


Notes before you begin:

  • The traditional way to make this drink is to stir the ingredients together in the glass. However, the version of this drink from the mind of Stanley Tucci calls for a light shake of the cocktail before straining it into a coupe glass. I recommend you make it both ways and go with what you prefer!

Instructions

  1. Place a few big ice cubes in a rocks glass. Pour in the gin, Campari, and sweet red vermouth. Stir to combine for about 10 seconds.

  2. Garnish with some orange peel, gently squeezing it to express the oils over the drink.


Negroni Sbagliato


Ingredients

  • 1 part Prosecco

  • 1 part Campari

  • 1 part sweet red vermouth

  • Grapefruit peel for garnish

Notes before you begin:

  • This drink came about when a bartender accidentally grabbed a sparkling wine instead of gin. The result was a broken (sbagliato) Negroni that replaces the boozy, herbaceous kick of gin for the effervescence of sparkling wine.

  • We’ll be using grapefruit peel instead of the traditional orange peel. There are some floral elements in the grapefruit that play really well with the lightness and bubbles of the wine.

Instructions

  1. Place a few big ice cubes in a rocks glass. Pour in Campari and sweet red vermouth, stirring to combine for about 10 seconds. Pour Prosecco or another sparkling white wine over the top.

  2. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel, gently squeezing it to express the oils over the drink.


Boulevardier


Ingredients

  • 1 part bourbon

  • 1 part Campari

  • 1 part sweet red vermouth

  • Orange peel for garnish

Notes before you begin:

  • Originally made by Harry MacElhone and published in his 1927 book Barflies and Cocktails, the Boulevardier exchanges bourbon for the traditional gin.

Instructions

  1. Place a few big ice cubes in a rocks glass. Pour in the bourbon, Campari, and sweet red vermouth. Stir to combine for about 10 seconds.

  2. Garnish with some orange peel, gently squeezing it to express the oils over the drink. Enjoy!

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