Negroni Week 2015

One of the first cocktails I learned to make was the Negroni. My husband insisted on it. He'd gone to  a new neighborhood bar and fell in love with the bitter sweetness of the Negroni.

Since then we've had many variations. Campari is always a constant, but your choice of gin and sweet vermouth can seem to create a new drink every time. After trying so many different combinations I've narrowed it down to my absolute favorite.

1 oz. Ransom Old Tom Gin

1 oz. Dolin Sweet Vermouth

1 oz. Campari

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

The sweetness of the Old Tom Gin helps to balance the bitterness of the Campari. Combined with a great sweet vermouth like Dolin, this variation is both refreshing and flavorful.

June 1st-7th is Negroni Week. For one week bars around the world will mix their favorite Negroni variations and donating a portion of proceeds from each one sold to a charity of their choice.

Visit the Negroni Week website to find a participating bar in your area.

I'm a Baltimore gal that loves her home town almost as much as a good drink. A bit of a cocktail geek that loves the classics while experimenting with my own recipes. I'm home schooled and eager to learn more about the spirited world of cocktails.