This cocktail is a twist on the classic negroni. The only difference in the two is the maple syrup that has been added and of course the bacon garnish. This is a great cocktail to make for Campari beginners because it balances the bitterness.
In a shaker add gin, Campari, vermouth, maple syrup, and ice
Shake mixture for 20 seconds
Strain mixture into serving glass
Garnish with Bacon and Orange Peel
Strawberry Tequila Sour
This cocktail is a great alternative to a traditional margarita and a great way to broaden your horizons with tequila. Using strawberries and tequila, this drink is a fun fiesta version of the classic gin sour.
Although we don't know for sure the origin of this drink it's said to be traced back to a little cafe in Florence, Italy. The Negroni is essentially a stronger version of the classic Americano.The gin mixed with Campari and vermouth combine for a robust herbal flavor perfect for sipping.
So if you’re like me, you don’t just settle for two brunch cocktails. I can’t take credit for this particular drink, since it’s actually a recipe from one of my favorite bars in Chicago, but I kid you not it changed my life! And I’m pretty positive it will do the same for you, which is why I’m sharing it.
Sick of blood oranges yet? Me neither! The slight bitterness you get from simmering down the peel/pith plays really nicely with smokey scotch. And I'm already anticipating (read: DREADING) the blood-orange-less days soon to come. I'm ready to say goodbye to winter, but not winter citrus!