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.
Red Light Negroni
- 1 ounce genever, like Bols Barrel Aged Genever
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- Orange peel, for garnish
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.