Any drink that asks us to rinse our glass with moonshine deserves respect. After completing this intriguing step, the rest looks mostly familiar to a negroni cocktail recipe: gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth take the lead. However, a Pinot noir reduction, made by gently simmering red wine and sugar until syrupy, adds a little symphony of unexpected flavor notes to this cocktail, even as it intensifies its red color. Let your nose do some of the work here: the bouquet is worth a moment of appreciation.
Traditionally speaking, the Negroni is made with equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet red vermouth and always garnished with an orange wheel.
Blood Moon Negroni Cocktail Recipe
¼ oz Saint Luna Moonshine
1 oz Bluecoat Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
½ oz Pinot noir reduction
3 dashes orange bitters
Blood orange for garnish
- Rinse the glass with moonshine.
- Shake the remaining ingredients with ice.
- Pour over a round cube in a double old-fashioned glass.
- Garnish Negroni cocktail with a blood orange wheel, dried or fresh.
Recipe by Dan Ball, Hyeholde Mixologist / Story by Keith Recker / Photography by Dave Bryce / Produced by Star Laliberte
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