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It's #NegroniWeek, and the 100th anniversary of the Negroni to boot. Across the country, participating bars are donating to an array of charities for every #negroni sold. Go check out @imbibemagazine's feed for more info on participating bars and some of the charities involved.
What's your favorite Negroni? I find the classic recipe to be too sharply bitter and herbaceous, but it's a brilliant (and brilliantly simple) template of three equal parts that invites endless experimentation. I recently infused some Campari with strawberries, so I decided to go with something a little fruitier and more floral than the classic:
1 oz elderflower gin (@bluecoatgin)
1 oz strawberry-infused Campari (@campariusa)
1 oz Swedish Punsch (@kronanpunsch)
The Campari didn't really taste like strawberries, but it did end up with a fruity juiciness that I really liked. I also paired that with the Swedish Punsch, one of my favorite substitutes for sweet vermouth in drinks like this. It's spicy and funky and sweet and tropical, a great balance to the Campari's bitter herbaceousness. And the Bluecoat has a delicate floral layer over the juniper. So all of this together made a Negroni--still recognizable as such--but much softer and juicy, just the way I like it. at Washington, District of Columbia