9 recipes to get you in the mood for #NegroniWeek

From June 6-12, bars all over Miami will celebrate Negroni Week by offering specials and spins on the classic cocktail in support of charities. Get in the spirit (pun intended) with these easy-to-make, utterly delicious Negroni-inspired recipes, then check out a list of participating local venues here before you plan your Negroni bar crawl.

Jalisco Stroll

1. Jalisco Stroll

1 ounce of blanco tequila

1 ounce of dry vermouth

1 ounce of Campari

4 drops of concentrated saline solution (4 ounces of water combined with 1 ounce of kosher salt, stirred to dissolve)

Lemon twist for garnish

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir, then strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube and garnish with the lemon twist.

Recipe by Eric Gigers, bartender at Nobel Experiment, San Diego

seaside negroni

2. Seaside Negroni

1 1/2 ounce of Lillet Blanc

1 ounce of gin

1/2 ounce of Campari

2 dashes of grapefruit bitters

1 pinch of Jacobsen sea salt

A grapefruit twist for garnish

Combine the ingredients and stir with ice to chill. Pour into a small tumbler filled with a single large ice cube, then garnish with the grapefruit twist and enjoy.

Recipe by Meghan Wright, Mazama Wares

summer streets negroni

3. Summer Streets Negroni

1 1/2 ounce of Carpano Bianco vermouth

1 ounce of Campari

1/2 ounce of citrus-forward gin (Penrose recommends Brooklyn Gin)

3/4 ounces of fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce of honey

A splash of soda

Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Combine everything but the soda in a shaker with ice, then shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and top with a splash of soda. Last, garnish with a few basil leaves for added pizzazz.

Recipe by The Penrose, NYC 

summer streets negroni

4. Sbagliato (or ‘Messed Up’) Negroni

1 ounce of sweet vermouth

1 ounce of Campari

1 ounce of lightly sparkling wine

Combine the vermouth and Campari in a glass filled with ice, top with sparkling wine, stir, and garnish.

paper tiger

5. Paper Tiger

1 1/2 ounce of black spiced rum (like Kraken)

3/4 ounce of Carpano Antica

1 ounce of Campari 

An orange twist for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients and stir with ice, then strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the orange twist.

Recipe by Lachlan Makenzie, bartender at Pourhouse, Vancouver

Strange Weaver

6. Strange Weaver

1 ounce of rum

1 ounce of gin

3/4 ounces of Cocchi Torino

1/2 ounce of Campari

1/4 ounce of lemon juice

1/2 ounce of orgeat (almond syrup)

Fresh orange zest for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake, then strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh orange zest.

Recipe by Dominic Alling, Beretta, San Francisco

Rosita

7. Rosita

1 1/2 ounce of reposado tequila

1/2 ounce of sweet vermouth

1/2 ounce of dry vermouth

1/2 ounce of Campari

1 dash of Angostura bitters

A lemon twist for garnish

Stir the ingredients in a mixing tin with ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe by Mr. Boston: Official Bartender’s Guide

negroni la mancha

8. Negroni De La Mancha

1 ounce of Plymouth Gin

3/4 ounces of Campari

1 ounce of Osborne oloroso sherry

Combine ingredients in a mixing tin with ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass. 

Cocktail available at The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, from June 6-12. A portion of the proceeds from each Negroni La Mancha sold will benefit Feeding South Florida. 

negroni anderson

9. The Anderson Bar’s Celery Negroni

1 ounce of Rutte Celery Gin

1 ounce of Campari

1 ounce of Soft Rosso Vermouth

4 drops of Fleur de Sel Solution

A celery stalk to stir and garnish. 

Combine all the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir until cold and diluted. Strain over fresh cubed ice into a rocks glass. Stir again with the celery stalk, then use it as a garnish.

Cocktail available at The Anderson Bar, 709 NE 79th Street, Miami.

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