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Raspberry Rose Negroni Cocktail

Raspberry Rose Negroni Cocktail

The Raspberry Rose Negroni cocktail is a delightful and aromatic twist on the classic Negroni

The Raspberry Rose Negroni introduces the sweet tartness of raspberry and the floral notes of rose. This variation adds a layer of complexity and elegance to the traditional cocktail, making it a perfect choice for those looking to explore the depths of Negroni cocktails with a floral and fruity infusion.

History:

The traditional Negroni, originating from Florence, Italy, in the early 20th century, is renowned for its balanced blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The Raspberry Rose Negroni builds upon this iconic base by incorporating raspberry and rose water, offering a contemporary take that celebrates the cocktail's versatility and adaptability to new flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Gin
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Campari
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) Raspberry syrup (preferably homemade or high-quality store-bought)
  • A few drops of rose water (to taste)
  • Ice cubes

Garnish:

  • Fresh raspberry and a rose petal or an orange twist

Glass:

  • Rocks glass

Alcohol Content:

Like the classic Negroni, the Raspberry Rose Negroni is relatively potent, with alcoholic ingredients comprising the majority of the drink. The gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth typically have ABVs ranging from 15% to 40%. The addition of raspberry syrup and rose water introduces additional flavors without significantly altering the alcohol content, maintaining the drink's strong character.

Instructions:

  1. Chill the Glass: Begin by chilling your rocks glass, either by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or by filling it with ice water while you prepare the cocktail.

  2. Mix Ingredients: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, raspberry syrup, and a few drops of rose water. The amount of rose water should be adjusted according to personal preference, being careful not to overpower the cocktail's other flavors.

  3. Stir Well: Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds or until well-chilled and properly diluted. This ensures that the flavors meld together smoothly.

  4. Prepare the Glass: If you chilled the glass with ice water, discard the water now. Alternatively, you can fill the glass with fresh ice cubes.

  5. Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into the prepared rocks glass over the ice.

  6. Garnish: Garnish with a fresh raspberry and a delicate rose petal or an orange twist for a fragrant and visually appealing finish.

Presentation:

The Raspberry Rose Negroni cocktail offers an exquisite variation on the classic Negroni, perfect for special occasions or whenever you're in the mood for a drink that's both sophisticated and refreshing. The addition of raspberry and rose water not only infuses the cocktail with beautiful color and aroma but also enhances its flavor profile, creating a memorable drinking experience. This cocktail is a testament to the endless possibilities of Negroni variations, showcasing how traditional recipes can be reimagined with modern, flavorful twists.

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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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