Cocktail Recipe du Jour: The Negroni

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Lazyjack Press

Happy first day of Spring!

We’re all anxiously awaiting the arrival of warmer weather. In the meantime, I can’t help but notice that the Negroni has made a comeback. I’m seeing it in restaurants and bars throughout the city.

Some modern recipes amp up the gin, but this should be avoided.  It's an aperitif; if you're in that much of a hurry to get drunk before dinner, have several or just do it with a shot back.  It’s one of the few drinks that is versatile enough to be suitable up or on the rocks.  In nicer environs, it can be shaken over ice and poured into a cocktail class with an orange peel garnish.  In a warmer or more informal setting, mixed on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass and toss in an orange peel or even wedge, if you're feeling crazy.  Or dispense with the orange all-together. Either way, toast your friends and be happy that the polar vortex is over!


--Miriam Zelinsky, Official Lazyjack Press Mixologist

Negroni (classic recipe)

What you’ll need:

1 shot gin (preferably Ford’s or Greenhook but Sapphire or Beefeaters will do)

1 shot Campari

1 shot sweet vermouth (preferably Carpano Antica)

Either shake the ingredients over ice or strain it into a chilled martini glass.


Boulevardier (variation on the Negroni)

What you’ll need:

1 shot Bourbon

1 shot Campari

1 shot sweet Vermouth

Serve it up in a chilled martini glass.


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