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Twenty Negroni

Twenty Negroni

INGREDIENTS

30ml Twenty

20ml Sweet Vermouth

20ml Campari

Orange Zest Garnish

METHOD

  • 1

    Pour each of the ingredients into your double Old Fashioned glass.

  • 2

    Fill with cubed ice right to the top.

  • 3

    Now push your barspoon to the bottom down the inside edge of the glass and gently stir the drink for 20-30 seconds.

  • 4

    Remove your barspoon.

  • 5

    Take the strip of orange zest, hold it above the drink, and twist it to express the oils of the peel.

  • 6

    Push the twisted peel halfway into the drink and enjoy.

EQUIPMENT

Jigger or measure

Double Old Fashined/Rocks Glass

Barspoon/chopstick

Fruit Knife/vegetable Peeler (for Orange Peel Garnish)

CHAT

What DJs did for vinyl records, bartenders have done for the Negroni, this bitter and punchy classic has made a meteoric rise from near extinction to one of the most popular cocktails of modern times. Legend has it that in 1919 Count Camillo Negroni was at Florence’s Café Casoni when he asked his friend and Bartender Forsco Scarselli for something stronger than his usual Americano (a cocktail of Campari, Sweet Vermouth and soda water). Scarselli swapped out the soda water for Gin and the Negroni was born.

TWIST/HACK

Next time you finish a bottle of Twenty keep it rather than recycling it. When buying your next bottle of Twenty pick up a bottles of Sweet Vermouth and Campari. Add a zero to each measurement in our Negroni recipe and pour the ingredients into a measuring jug. This will create 700ml (or 10 serves) of pre-batched Negroni which conveniently fits in your empty 700ml bottle of Twenty. Store it in the fridge so it can be enjoyed at a moment’s notice whether it’s with friends, or to help relax after a long day.

CREATE YOUR HOME BAR

WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN

If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:

1 GOOD ICE

The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!

2 A MIXING GLASS

This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.

3 A MEASURING JIGGER

Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.

4 SQUEEZER

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

5 STRAINERS

You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.

6 SIMPLE SYRUP

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

7 KNIFE & PEELER

Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.

8 BITTERS

We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.