Blood Moon Negroni

Any drink that asks us to rinse our glass with moonshine deserves respect. After completing this intriguing step, the rest looks mostly familiar to a negroni cocktail recipe: gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth take the lead. However, a Pinot noir reduction, made by gently simmering red wine and sugar until syrupy, adds a little symphony of unexpected flavor notes to this cocktail, even as it intensifies its red color. Let your nose do some of the work here: the bouquet is worth a moment of appreciation.

Traditionally speaking, the Negroni is made with equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet red vermouth and always garnished with an orange wheel.

Blood Moon Negroni Cocktail Recipe

INGREDIENTS

¼ oz Saint Luna Moonshine
1 oz Bluecoat Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
½ oz Pinot noir reduction
3 dashes orange bitters
Blood orange for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rinse the glass with moonshine.
  2. Shake the remaining ingredients with ice.
  3. Pour over a round cube in a double old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish Negroni cocktail with a blood orange wheel, dried or fresh.

Recipe by Dan Ball, Hyeholde Mixologist / Story by Keith Recker / Photography by Dave Bryce / Produced by Star Laliberte

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