Negroni cocktail with honey and rosemary
A Negroni is one of those classic cocktails that doesn’t really need improvements, but I love to experiment and came up with a version I like. This Negroni cocktail has some sweetness, subs sweet vermouth for a dry Sauvignon blanc or vermouth, and has the added flavors of rosemary and lime to bridge the gap between summer and fall cocktail season.
This is the perfect drink for sitting on the porch at dusk listening to the sounds of the evening. Here in Texas it just started cooling down (to below 90 degrees!) and sitting outside is a must. I like to sit where I can gaze at my newly planted garden and smell the freshly cut grass while I drink it.
The bitterness of the Campari pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the honey syrup, and the lime juice sets it off just right. The rosemary complements all of the flavors and tastes like the beginning of autumn.
Here’s how you make this Negroni cocktail:
Add ice to a small cocktail glass. Then add:
1.5 oz gin (I used Tanquray)
1 oz honey syrup (recipe here)
1 oz Campari
2 oz dry white wine or vermouth
1 oz lime juice
Stir all ingredients, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy it outside!
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