Non-Alcoholic Negronis

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The classic Negroni is at the top of the popularity chart these days. It’s a bit of a surprise hit, since its searing bitter flavor isn’t quite the formula for a crowd pleaser. But it’s the drink of the moment!

Besides the classic G&T it is one of my favourite Non-Alcoholic cocktails to order at a bar as an aperitivo.

In his definitive book on the matter, The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, renowned bartender and drinks historian Gary Regan credits the creation of this delectable aperitivo to a Florentine nobleman named Count Camillo Negroni who, in 1919, demanded that his local bartender whip up an Americano with more kick to it.

The Count, who had notoriously spent time in the States wrangling rodeo bulls, was not a man to be trifled with, so bartender Fosco Scarselli complied, swapping out club soda for gin to deliver the added oomph Count Negroni desired. In the process, Scarselli bequeathed us a drink for the ages, simple to make and even simpler to sip in the afternoon sun.

The Classic Negroni

Part of the beauty of a Negroni is that it’s so simple to make. It’s equal parts Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth. Never shake a Negroni! Stir, stir, stir. Always! Once mixed, strain into a rocks glass and add fresh ice, preferably larger cubes (think 1x1 cubes). Serve with an orange twist garnish (the sacred garnish), grapefruit twist if you’re feeling adventurous.

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We created our own version; Non-Alcoholic. It was less about exactly replicating the flavours of the alcoholic version, and more about how I can make this so delicious. This Non-Alc cocktail is amazing – balanced, slightly herby, bitter with a slight sweetness, and great for sipping on slowly before dinner.
Make it a Sbaligato
Not keen on the bitterness of a classic Negroni – then you will like an alternative version: Negroni sbagliato (spal-yacht-oh), a variation using sparkling wine instead of gin. The lightly sweet Prosecco against the bitter Campari and sweet vermouth makes for a lighter, balanced flavour.
Add Prosecco
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Make it a Lyres Negroni
Great gift idea with all three ingredients in one convenient pack
Negroni Pack