Happy Negroni Week!

Happy Negroni Week!

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This week we’re celebrating the much loved, classic Negroni cocktail. Negroni Week presented by Campari Group and Imbibe Magazine will this year concentrate on raising funds for bars and restaurants that have been affected by Covid 19.

The Negroni is a well-known Italian cocktail made of one-part gin, one-part vermouth and one-part Campari. Traditionally the cocktail is stirred, not shaken, and served in an old-fashioned glass with a slice of orange or orange peel twist.

This cocktail is reported to have first been mixed in Florence in 1919. Concocted by Count Camillo Negroni who asked his bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin instead of soda water. Here, Fosco also switched out the typical lemon garnish with orange.

To help you celebrate Negroni Week, we’ve made 4 delicious Slingsby twists on the famous cocktail using our London Dry, Rhubarb, Marmalade and Gooseberry Gins.

The Classic Negroni

30ml Slingsby London Dry Gin

30ml Campari

30ml Vermouth

Add the 3 ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well until chilled. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice and garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel.

Rhubarb Negroni

25ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin

25ml Sweet Red Vermouth

15ml Campari

10ml Aperol

Stir down ingredients with ice in a short glass and garnish with an orange wedge and a pink grapefruit twist.

Gooseberry Negroni

Gooseberry Negroni

25ml Slingsby Gooseberry Gin

25ml Sweet White Vermouth

15ml Suze

25ml Cloudy Apple Juice

Stir down ingredients with ice in a short glass and garnish with an apple slice.

If you can’t find Suze, try this recipe with a Dry White Vermouth and 2 dashes of Orange Bitters.

Marmalade Negroni

Marmalade Negroni Sour

25ml Slingsby Marmalade Gin

25ml Sweet Red Vermouth

25ml Campari

20ml Grapefruit Juice

5ml Sugar Syrup

Stir down ingredients with ice in a short glass and garnish with an orange peel twist.

So, in the words of Imbibe and Campari, it is time to “toast your favourite bars and restaurants with a Negroni!”.

Make sure you share your Slingsby Negroni cocktails on social media using #NegroniWeek and tagging @SlingsbySocial.