By Jessica Lee
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and while everyone else is celebrating with chocolate and sweets, I’m much more inclined to toast to love with a festive red Negroni cocktail.
I was first introduced to the concoction of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth when I was living in New York City and helping recipe test a cocktail book. It didn’t take long for it to become my go-to cocktail of choice. Not only is it super easy to make, but it also just looks so classy. Win win!
Not a gin fan? No problem! You can sub out gin for bourbon! The cocktail then becomes known as a Boulevardier. Or if you’re feeling daring, mezcal is another great substitute for gin! It adds a smoky richness that tastes delicious.
Makes 2 drinks
2 ounces Campari
2 ounces gin
2 ounces sweet vermouth
2 orange peels
- Combine Campari, gin and sweet vermouth over ice and stir.
- Divide into two glasses with large ice cubes.
- Garnish with orange peel.
- Cheers & enjoy!