Blood Orange Negroni

Cheers, friends!  And hello again!  I am so excited to be sharing a new recipe with you all.

The past few months have been incredibly busy, and since I’ve missed quite a few holidays, I thought we’d have a belated celebratory toast with this refreshing Blood Orange Negroni.  So, Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Valentine’s Day to you all!

I’ve recently grown fond of Old Fashioned cocktails, both ordering them at the hip bars in the Mills 50 District here in Orlando, and experimenting at home with different bitters and syrups. (My parents gave me an awesome collection of Old Fashioned ingredients for the holidays.  Bulleit Bourbon, black cherries, amaretto cherries, various bitters.  Lucky me!) They are delicious to sip on and I love watching bartenders put their spin on this classic drink.

In my opinion, a Negroni is another very “grown-up” cocktail that is an acquired taste.

Gin is very polarizing – you love it or you don’t.  Campari has a very distinctive flavor profile, and it might not appeal to everyone.  But if you dig a bittersweet gin cocktail with a hint of citrus, then this beautiful Blood Orange Negroni might be your new favorite!

These gorgeous crystal rocks glasses were also a holiday gift from my parents.  They are really heavy and fun to hold and drink from.

I hope your 2017 is off to a terrific start, and look forward to all of the delicious food we’ll share together this year.

Sláinte!

Blood Orange Negroni

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • YIELDS 1 cocktail

    Ingredients

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • For Garnish: blood orange slice; fresh rosemary or mint

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients to shaker (except garnish) and shake until combined.
  3. Strain and pour into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and sprig of rosemary or a few mint leaves.

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