One of our all-time favorite classic cocktails, the Negroni, is typically composed of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. Negroni Week has raised the profile of this simple cocktail with their annual celebration, encouraging bars around the world to embrace the bitter side of booze and donate a portion of Negroni sales to a charity of their choice.
What's even more exciting is how this event has expanded the definition of what makes a Negroni. Bartenders are whipping up all kinds of spins on the classic - so we figured we should too!
In this version, we've swapped out Campari for it's slightly sweeter and less bitter cousin Aperol. But that's not all. We also opted for dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. And for the gin? We grabbed one of our favorites, Plymouth Gin.
Plymouth Gin is a unique, protected style of gin originating from the city of Plymouth, South West England. Since 1793 it has been distilled from a unique blend of 7 botanicals, soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol at the historic Black Friars Distillery - the oldest working distillery in England. See if you can find another brand of gin that's so good it has its own class of gin!
cocktail mixing glass
Like the classic Negroni, this cocktail just needs to be stirred with ice. So add the ingredients to your mixing glass, fill with ice and stir until it's cool. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and garnish.