Welcome to #NegroniWeek 2015! The week where we literally cannot drink anything other than a Negroni! (Jkjkjkjk) Negroni Week is put on by Campari and Imbibe Magazine as a charity drive for bars and restaurants to participate in. You can find out all about it here.
Now, if you haven’t read my post from May 31st about how I like to make and Bottle my Negroni, you should do that first, and then come back here. Did you read it? Word. Did you not? Ummmmmmm.
Repeat after me, “Bottled Negroni is my best friend.”
Obsession comes in many colours, this time it’s in a light shade of pink.
This fabulous Negroni variation was born from my love of Dry French Rosé. Pictured above is Saint Roch Rose Touraine, a very dry, lightly fruity (strawberries, citrus), and botanical Rosé from the Loire Valley. (Clearly I love this Rosé as I am nearly out of it.) Saint Roch Rose Touraine also pairs perfectly with Negroni, so that’s a glorious thing.
The reason I’m suggesting a dry Rosé is that the Negroni is a bitterSWEET drink, emphasis on the sweet. If you used a sweet Rosé, well then you might have the sweetest drink on earth and that would be no good. Nope.
- 2 1/2 oz Bottled Negroni
- 1 1/2 oz Saint Roch Rose Touraine (or any dry French Rosé, bonus points for sparkling)
- Garnish: Red Grapefruit wedge
Combine ingredients over ice and give it a long stir. Strain into coupe and garnish.
This is one of those drinks that takes you somewhere and it’s taking me right to the Mediterranean. Cheers to THAT!