An Easy-to-Make Riff on the Negroni Cocktail

A red light Negroni cocktail
Bulb glass courtesy of Bols / Photo by Penny de Los santos/ Styling by Frances Boswell

Courtesy Bols Genever, Amsterdam

This easy riff on the Negroni substitutes robust genever for sprightly gin. Bols Genever spotlights it as a sassy homage to the red-light district in Amsterdam, near to the producer’s headquarters. It’s even served there in lightbulb-shaped vessels. Similar novelty glasses can be purchased online, though the cocktail tastes just as good in a rocks glass.

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Red Light Negroni

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce genever, like Bols Barrel Aged Genever
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • Orange peel, for garnish
Directions

Combine all ingredients except garnish in mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well, then strain into lightbulb-shaped glass. Serve alongside glass filled with ice and garnished with orange peel. Alternately, strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with orange peel.

Published on August 8, 2019
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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