Rainier Cherry Negroni

by James Stevenson

Rainier cherries are my favorite summer fruit and what could be better than to add them to a negroni. If rainier cherries are out of season or unavailable in your area you could use any kind of fresh cherries. I specifically liked using the rainier cherries for this cocktail because it adds a little sweetness and a fresh summer flavor to the classical negroni.

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I love adding summer flavors to classic cocktails and find that it can elevate the cocktail into something fun, tasty, and magical. Are you looking to take a chance and amp up a classical cocktail? Start by making this rainier cherry negroni or add some fresh seasonal fruit to your poison. Cheers!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces Campari
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce of vermouth
  • 4 pitted rainier cherries
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Garnish: rainier cherries

Instructions:

  1. Place cherries into a mixing glass
  2. Muddle cherries
  3. Add Campari, gin and sweet vermouth
  4. Add ice to glass and stir mixture
  5. Strain mixture into serving glass
  6. Garnish with rainier cherries

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