Summer Cocktail: the Fabulous Negroni

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The Negroni

The thing about cocktails is this: they’re very personal. For instance, I loathe Cosmopolitans, but I secretly adore chocolate martinis. Regular martinis make me want to retch (literally), but Manhattans. Mmmmm yum.

And then there’s the Negroni. My word, have you ever tasted one? When I first locked lips with a Negroni it was immediate love. My taste buds all started hootin’ and hollerin’, my eyes twinkled like beautiful gemstones, and I knew I had found my drink.

Negroni cocktail

It was fruity in a subtle way, sweet without being cloying, and contained enough bitterness to match my disposition.

Since I’m a dork, I wanted to see from whence the Negroni originated, and it seems there are 2 differing thoughts. This makes it so much more mysterious and alluring, once again matching my disposition.

Delicious Negroni cocktail- perfect for summer

In any event, it’s easy to remember the Negroni recipe, since it’s equal parts Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and gin. Serve it over ice with a lovely little orange curl.

Confession: I do not own a shot glass, so I combined:

  • 1/4 cup Campari
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 1/4 cup gin

Or was it 1/2 cup of each? OOPS!

Plunk in a few ice cubes, artfully arrange your orange curl, kick back and slug it down.

Negroni: the perfect summer cocktail



  1. 04/29/2015 / 7:37 pm

    I’m pretty sure we’d get in some trouble together if you lived closer. This is my summer drink too (and the Bees Knees). My husband has threatened to make a batch of Negronis in a small oak barrel and “age” them (like they would last that long).

    • 05/01/2015 / 1:50 pm

      AGE THEM!? I wonder what that would do to them? Oh, my heart. Please invite me over if you ever do this. 🙂

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