Introducing The Negrumni

Feb 17, 2012 3:01 pm

The Negroni is a 2012 favorite. How about a spin?

We're not getting sick of Negroni variations just yet. Here's a great one.
We're not getting sick of Negroni variations just yet. Here's a great one.

One of the most notable drinks in current cocktail lexicon, the Negroni, was created when an Italian nobleman Count Negroni instructed his bartender to change his Americano by adding Gin and leaving out the soda. Here’s some background. 

As the Negroni has gained an incredible amount of recognition in recent years (ed. note: we devoted a week to it), more and more people are claiming the it as their favorite drink—and at the same time many cocktail bars are creating their own variations based on the idea of spirit, plus vermouth, plus bitters and an orange twist, often in equal parts. Here I went with rum as the base, while choosing Averna as a more suitable bitter than Campari to round out this drink.

Just the same way that creating Manhattan variations can open up many delicious concoctions, I'd encourage learning more about bitters through the Negroni's basic specs and discovering how the wide range of amaros like Ramazzotti, Cynar, Montenegro, CioCiaro and Meletti can enrich the flavor profile of your cocktails. Naturally, the balance between the other base and vermouth spirits will be affected by your choice, as well. I loosely titled my experiment a Negrumni.  

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Servings: 1


1 oz Denizen Rum
1 oz Averna
1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
orange twist

Build all ingredients in your double rocks glass (preferably chilled), and stir with ice until the desired dilution is reached. Garnish with an orange twist.

Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
3 minutes
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