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How To Make A Dutch Negroni

How To Make A Dutch Negroni

The Dutch Negroni offers a delightful twist on the classic Negroni cocktail by incorporating Dutch gin, also known as genever, instead of the traditional Italian gin. This substitution introduces a unique, malty complexity to the cocktail, blending the genever's rich flavors with the bitter-sweet symphony of Campari and sweet vermouth. The result is a cocktail that pays homage to the original while showcasing the distinctive characteristics of Dutch spirits.

History:

The original Negroni cocktail hails from Italy, traditionally made with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Its creation is attributed to Count Camillo Negroni, who, in the 1920s, asked a bartender in Florence to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin instead of soda water. The Dutch Negroni, on the other hand, is a modern variation that experiments with genever as the base spirit, offering a richer and slightly sweeter profile than its classic counterpart.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Genever (Dutch gin)
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Orange peel or slice

Glass Type:

  • Rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass

Alcohol Content:

Each of the alcoholic components in a Dutch Negroni has a significant ABV (alcohol by volume), typically around 30-40% for genever, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The overall alcohol content of the cocktail is relatively high, making it a potent and flavorful sipper.

Instructions:

  1. Chill the Glass: Start by chilling your rocks glass or Old Fashioned glass in the freezer or by filling it with ice while you prepare the drink.

  2. Combine Ingredients: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the genever, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The quality of each ingredient is crucial, as they each bring essential flavors to the cocktail.

  3. Stir Well: Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute the cocktail slightly, enhancing the smoothness and drinkability.

  4. Strain: Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass filled with large ice cubes to keep it well-chilled without diluting too quickly.

  5. Garnish: Garnish with an orange peel or slice. To express the oils, twist the peel over the drink and rub it around the rim of the glass before dropping it in.

Presentation:

The Dutch Negroni is a sophisticated and intriguing cocktail that's perfect for those looking to explore the depth of flavors that genever brings to classic cocktails. Its rich, malty base combined with the herbal bitterness of Campari and the sweet complexity of vermouth creates a harmonious and indulgent experience. Serving this cocktail in a rocks glass emphasizes its elegance and makes it ideal for savoring during a relaxed evening or as a refined pre-dinner aperitif. Whether you're a long-time Negroni enthusiast or new to the world of cocktails, the Dutch Negroni is a must-try that showcases the art of cocktail-making with a Dutch twist.

 

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How many calories are there in a Negroni cocktail?

The calorie content of a Negroni cocktail can vary slightly based on the specific brands of ingredients used and the proportions of each ingredient. However, a classic Negroni cocktail, made with equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth (typically 1 ounce or about 30 ml of each), contains approximately:

  • Gin: 1 oz has about 64 calories
  • Campari: 1 oz has about 80 calories
  • Sweet Vermouth: 1 oz has about 45 calories

Adding these up, a classic Negroni cocktail would have approximately 189 calories. Keep in mind that variations in the recipe or serving size, as well as the use of additional ingredients like syrups or juices, could increase or decrease the total calorie count.

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