Blood Orange Negroni
In excitement for this wonderful holiday, I’ve created a Blood Orange Negroni. It’s a lighter take on the classic Negroni which I find is usually too strong for my tastes.
If you’ve never had a Negroni, it is made of equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin. It’s a bitter and herbal cocktail and this bold flavor profile makes it an acquired taste. I would say it’s the kale of cocktails — you might love it, you might hate it.
Okay, I know I’ve just told you Negronis are an acquired taste.
But that’s why this Blood Orange Negroni is lightened up with Teahaus Blood Orange Iced Tea. You get all the richness in flavor from the Negroni, but the blood orange tea brings sipp-ability to this cocktail. (We’re gonna say that’s a word).
I really like this Blood Orange tea. It’s very flavorful. The smell is incredible. I highly recommend it. Since I’m a little late posting this, you can always use a more generic orange tea like Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange tea that’s available at your grocery store if you want to make this cocktail this weekend.
Alright. Part Negroni. Part Blood Orange Iced Tea. The last component of this lovely drink is the saint-like maraschino cherry. Drop 1 or 2…. or 5 of those sweet cherries into the drink and top it off with a bit of maraschino cherry liquid and BOOM. Now that’s a cocktail.
Don’t forget the straw. Ain’t no fun without a party straw.
Blood Orange Negroni
Makes 1 cocktail.
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