Chilling with a Teasmith Winter Negroni: Cocktail Recipe
It's Beginning to Look a lot like Cocktails
It's time. Woolly scarves, chilly morning dog walks, decorations, and most importantly, cocktails at home! We love Christmas. Family, friends, cocktails. Did we already say cocktails? It certainly is the most gin-derful time of the year for The Teasmith team. Following on from our Home Bartender theme and our last recipe for The Teasmith Bramble, we have another fabulous cocktail for you to sip this Winter. And this, is one of our favourites. So, when it's time for you pop on Home Alone, or It's a Wonderful Life, why not pour yourself a Winter Negroni and just bask in that warm, Christmassy feeling?
And by that, we don't mean count how many Negronis you have had. That's never a good idea. Although, the origins of this cocktail are a little muddled (mind the pun). Supposedly Count Negroni (such a cool name), went into a bar and asked for gin instead of soda water in his Americano. The bartender garnished it with orange to signify that this, was a new and different drink. Supposedly Count Negroni said "the bitters are good for you, the gin not so much, so they balance each other out." He sounds like our kinda guy. The popular cocktail was founded in Italy.
Easy Winter Negroni Recipe
This Negroni is slightly more 'warming' than the original recipe. It also smells and tastes just like Christmas. What are you waiting for?
What you need:
- • 50ml Teasmith Gin
- • 50ml Martini Rosso
- • 40ml Campari
- • Half an orange
- • 2 whole cloves
- • A jug
Looking for a food pairing? The Negroni is a slightly bitter cocktail, therefore it should be paired with strong, bold flavours. Try putting together a charcuterie board, filled with strong cheeses, cured meats, and fresh bread. Perfection.
How to make an easy Winter Negroni:
- • Remove 8 pieces of zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler and put to the side.
- • Squeeze the juice of the orange into the jug
- • Add the cloves to the jug
- • Pour the Martini, Campari and most importantly, The Teasmith Gin into the jug
- • Add plenty of ice and stir well
- • Fill a tumbler with ice, or pre-chill a martini glass
- • Strain into your glass of choice
- • Garnish with twisted orange zest
- • Enjoy after a country walk or in front of the fire, alongside a charcuterie board
'Great love affairs start with a cocktail'