Whether you’re scheming the perfect date with your beau or want to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day, the pink negroni is a flowery, citrusy twist to the classic Negroni that’s simple to make, classy to serve, and agreeable to most palates. Fun, flirty, and tasty, this cocktail might make your special day even more decadent. There are a few ingredients, like the Campari, sprig of tarragon, and specific bitters, that may not be common in the galley.
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Campari (an aperitif liqueur, substitute for classic Negroni’s sweet vermouth)
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. dessert wine (Lillete Blanc is a good choice)
- 3 dashes bitters (hibiscus-based Burlesque Bitters ideal for floral notes)
- 1 sprig tarragon (optional garnish)
Directions: Combine gin, Campari, lemon juice, Lillete Blanc, and bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass, martini or Old Fashioned (on the rocks) is ideal for the fun Valentine’s vibe. Garnish with a sprig of tarragon to put it over the top.
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