Over 30 classic recipes and modern twists for Italy's most iconic cocktail, the Negroni.
The Negroni has been a favorite with discerning cocktail drinkers for over a century but has perhaps never been as popular as it is today. What started off as a simple, equal-parts, three-ingredient cocktail (campari, gin, vermouth) has become a global sensation. Included here are recipes for classic Negronis from straight-up over ice to a sparkling aperitivo spritz. This basic formula is then played with in endless ways with Negronis designed for different seasons; bright and citrusy summer versions; cozier, spiced winter drinks; and celebratory cocktails for special occasions. These exciting variations make use of both dry, sweet, and aged vermouths, along with ports and sherries, and some truly experimental non-gin negronis (made using bourbon, rum or even mezcal) really open up the playing field! Try a pale Negroni such as the White Rose, made with dry vermouth and white port; or the velvety Chocolate Negroni, enriched with crème de cacao and chocolate bitters; or even a golden Sloe-groni, made with sloe gin.
David T Smith is a freelance drinks’ writer. He has contributed to publications and other media including Imbibe Magazine, The Drinks Business, Channel 4 television, BBC Radio and GinTime, as well as written guest articles on websites and contributed to books. As of 2016 David T. Smith has chaired the gin judging American Distilling Institute, Worlds Best Drinks and Gin Masters competitions. He also judges for IWSC as their gin specialist and is member of the American Distillers Institute, The International Gin Association (IGA) and The Drinks Writer’s Guild. He is the winner of Think Gin: 2016 Communicator of Year, awarded by Harpers, the leading drinks trade magazine. He lives with his wife, a fellow drinks writer and enthusiast, in an old brewery on the South-coast of England.