It was Super Bowl Sunday. Several friend couples of ours were at a friend couple’s house. One of these friends was drinking a very pretty cocktail so I commented on how beautiful it was. Then he made me one. And here we are today!
The cocktail was a Negroni, which I had never tried before. It was so nice! It looks like it would be sweet, but I would describe it actually as more bitter. After a little Negroni research, I found that it was a very popular Italian palette cleansing drink that sort of faded in popularity until recently. Now they’re starting to show up more and more!
The drink is VERY simple: Equal parts gin, a bitter liqueur (Camapri is almost always used), and a vermouth with a squeeze of orange.
Since I like things to have an artistic spin on them, the guys at Colony Wine Market helped me pick comparable, dare I say improved?, ingredients that make what I’m calling “The New Negroni!” We started with Wonderbird Gin (which is Mississippi made), then went with Cappelletti in place of Campari, and Cap Corse in place of traditional Vermouth.
1.5 oz Wonderbird Gin
1.5 oz Cappelletti
1.5 oz Cap Corse
a squeeze of orange (or blood orange)
Serve over ice and enjoy!
Enjoy before dinner to waken up those taste buds. I hope you enjoy!!
Also, I know that these three ingredients I’ve mentioned, if you get all three at once, are not inexpensive. So I plan to incorporate these into more cocktails soon! For now, here are a couple I’ve done before incorporating two of these three spirits! This Cap Corse recipe is YUMMY, and this Rosemary Gin Lemonade recipe is probably the one I’ve gotten the most feedback on from you, my sweet readers!! Wonderbird Gin would be GREAT in this recipe!
Thank you so much for stopping in today. And THANK YOU to Colony Wine Market for supporting this post! I simply love getting to partner with this small business. They are always so kind and so helpful!
Have a great day!