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.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.