Monday, June 5, 2017

Negroni Week Day 1: Black Negroni

1 oz Martin Miller's Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Averna Amero
2 dashes Hella Bitters Orange
2 dashes Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters

Stir everything with ice and strain over rocks into an Old Fashioned glass. Garmish with an Orange peel.

Monday, June 5th 2017 is the start of Negroni Week. I was hoping to start the week with a Classic Negroni but it seems I ran out of freaking Sweet Vermouth. So, an Averna variation it is. As mentioned in my posts about Blackened Cocktails, this is one of the drinks that started me on my love for Averna.

Unfortunately I'm really not that savvy with Gin but I did know I wanted a citrusy, dry Gin for this one and this one seemed to fit the bill just fine. I'll probably get a bit more botanical with the Gins as the variations get more... variable.

A standard Negroni doesn't have any bitters but I'm guessing that they're added to help tame the Campari a bit which the Sweet Vermouth would have done if this version called for Sweet Vermouth. Unfortunately, the site that hosted this version seems to be down.

Since the weather continues to be shit, I guess I won't be trying to make any of these for the sunset.