Saffron Negroni

by James Stevenson

Yesterday, I made this Southern Negroni, which was highlighted with a southern sorghum syrup that I got on a farm in Tennessee. Todays variation involves a tasty saffron syrup that kicks the Negroni up a notch. The syrup combines cardamom, saffron, and sugar into a beautiful substance that is not only tasty but so fragrant. I always look in my spice cabinet for inspiration and ideas for unique cocktails. Today I found saffron and cardamom and decided to convert it into a syrup that highlight the Campari and gin in this cocktail. The result was a fragrant and beautiful variation of the classic Negroni.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces Campari
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons of saffron syrup
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Garnish: orange half and saffron threads

Instructions:

  1. In a glass add Campari, gin, vermouth, and saffron syrup.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are mixed up.
  3. Fill glass with several ice cubes and pour mixture over ice
  4. Garnish with orange half and saffron threads

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