Not Your Average Negroni

by James Stevenson

CONTEST ALERT!!! Head over to our latest post on Instagram to find out how you can enter for a chance to win up to USD$2,000 or £1,500 by showing off your variation on this timeless classic with Beefeater Gin. Leading up to Negroni Week, we want to see everyone’s unique variations on Negroni, and we are kicking it off with this Not Your Average Negroni for Beefeater’s Drink With Your Eyes campaign.

I wanted to stay close to the original Negroni with my rendition, but as it’s so damn hot right now I thought I should “summerize“ my cocktail and keep it a little lighter and fresher than usual. If there’s one thing I have found with Campari it’s that it works deliciously with pineapple, so I added in a little juice for my variation and went slightly tiki with the serve, with crushed ice also. The sweet vermouth seemed a bit much with these ingredients so I found a deliciously, floral dry vermouth and it substituted delightfully.

Recipe:

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass over crushed ice
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

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