Thirsty Thursday: The Negroni
In need of inspiration for your post-work libation? Give the Negroni a try. This Italian cocktail is usually enjoyed as an aperitif, so it’s a perfect pick at happy hour.
Tony Abou-Ganim, author of "The Modern Mixologist", says the Negroni is his go-to drink. "The Negroni is the perfect marrige of Campari, gin and sweet vermouth -- perfection in a glass!"
Tony will be stirring up definitive renditions of the true, original Negroni -- equal parts Campari, Gin and sweet vermouth -- at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala this Friday at the New York Public Library. The Gala is the kick-off event of The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a five-day celebration of everything cocktail-related through various talks and events throughout the city.
For those of us unable to attend the event, Tony shared his classic recipe, plus three twists on the classic Negroni.
- Add ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass with new ice. Garnish with an orange rind.
- Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, then add ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with one large cube
Garnish: Blood Orange wheels, Grapefruit slices and raspberries.
(Marco Polo Aromatic Tincture: Pippali Pepper, Mace, Coriander, Cardamom)
Garnish: Marco Polo Essence on an Orange Slice (Marco Polo Essence: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Curry Leaf, Bitter Orange)
- Build in rocks glass.
Traditionally, the main meal in Italy is a lengthy affair, composed of a number of small courses. Dishes typically are relatively simple, with seasonal and fresh ingredients.