Rabbit Hole Distillery
The Negroni is an easy to make cocktail and many find it to be bitter, but in all the right ways. It is refreshing, and crisp with a hint of orange. Tales of the Negroni origin start in antiquity in the city of Florence by the Italian court Camillo Negroni sometime around the early 20th century. It is said that while Camillo was at a fine spirits establishment in Florence, he asked that the barkeep fortify his favorite drink (the Americano) by adding gin. The bartender complied with his wishes, and after creating this new drink - replaced the lemon peel common in the Americano with an orange peel. Voila! A classic is born - the Negroni.
1.5 ounces Campari (Red Italian Bitters)
Blood Orange peel (garnish)
1.5 ounces sweet vermouth
1.5 - 2 ounces Bespoke bourbon barrel aged London Dry Gin gin
First off, add the Bespoke gin, Campari bitters and sweet vermouth to a shaker cup filled with ice, and gently agitate until well-chilled. Crushed ice is preferred for this..
Next, strain into a double rocks glass filled with large vanity ice cubes.
Garnish with the blood orange peel.
The hint of bourbon from Bespoke bourbon barrel aged gin adds a new and exotic twist to this classic cocktail.