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Properly Sauced - Sparkling Negroni

By Anthony Todd in Food on May 6, 2009 6:00PM

The Negroni is one of our favorite pre-meal cocktails. Deeply colored, intensely flavored and stimulating to the appetite, the mixture of Campari and Gin has become a staple after-work drink in our house. We’ve always been an advocate for under-utilized liqueurs, and Campari definitely fits the bill. Moreover, we hope it will stimulate the curiosity of home bartenders, leading them to a whole new class of drink, the Italian “Amaro” or bitter liqueur. Sparkling Negroni.jpg

Unfortunately, as we found out at a recent dinner party, many people don’t like it! As cries of “it’s so BITTER” rang in our ears, we decided to find a solution - everyone should be able to enjoy this drink. By combining a classic Negroni with a sweet prosecco, the drink retains its character but becomes more palatable for those who need a little sugar with their medicine.

Sparkling Negroni

1 oz. Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz North Shore Gin

Combine Campari, Vermouth and Gin in a shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Top with prosecco and serve with a twist of lemon.