Summer Negroni
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Summer Negroni
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Rating

4.33 / 5
The Summer Negroni is a refreshing twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, trading the traditional ingredients for a lighter, more summery profile. This variant uses Gin, Lillet Blanc, and Aperol ... more The Summer Negroni is a refreshing twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, trading the traditional ingredients for a lighter, more summery profile. This variant uses Gin, Lillet Blanc, and Aperol in equal measures to create a harmonious blend of botanical, sweet, and bitter flavors. The Lillet Blanc offers a smoother, less bitter vermouth option, while Aperol provides a gentle bitterness with its bright orange notes, making the drink less intense than the classic version. Typically served in a lowball glass, the Summer Negroni is garnished with lemon wedges, which add a zesty, citrusy aroma and a hint of tartness that complements the drink's sunny disposition, making it an ideal choice for warm weather sipping or as an aperitif.
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22.67% | 3.06 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Summer Negroni is a breezy adaptation of the beloved classic, brilliantly substituting the heavier components for Lillet Blanc and Aperol, resulting in a quintessentially light, smooth, yet subtly complex cocktail. Its blend channels the essence of summer with a balance of botanical gin, the mildly sweet, floral notes of Lillet Blanc, and the zesty, gentle bitterness of Aperol, culminating in a refreshing finish that's perfect for a sun-drenched day or as an elegant aperitif.

Method
How to make a Summer Negroni

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix the ingredients directly in a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir, garnish with some lemon wedges and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Summer Negroni for a different taste?

Yes, you can substitute ingredients in the Summer Negroni to alter its taste according to your preference. For a more traditional Negroni flavor, substitute Lillet Blanc with sweet vermouth. If you prefer a less bitter profile, consider using less Aperol or substituting it with Campari for a different kind of bitterness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Summer Negroni?

A slice of orange or a twist of orange peel works best as a garnish for a Summer Negroni. The citrus notes complement the cocktail's flavors wonderfully, enhancing its refreshing qualities.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to follow when stirring the Summer Negroni?

Yes, when preparing the Summer Negroni, aim to stir the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass for about 20-30 seconds. This ensures that the cocktail is well-chilled and properly diluted, enhancing its smoothness and drinkability. Strain it into a lowball glass over a large ice cube for best presentation and temperature maintenance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the ideal setting or occasion for serving a Summer Negroni?

The Summer Negroni, with its refreshing and bitter profile, is ideal for warm weather gatherings, such as summer evening parties or outdoor barbecues. Its vibrant color and unique taste also make it a great conversation starter during cocktail hours.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Summer Negroni compare to a classic Negroni?

The alcohol content of a Summer Negroni is slightly lower than a classic Negroni due to the presence of Lillet Blanc and Aperol, both of which typically have lower alcohol volumes than the traditional vermouth and Campari used in a classic Negroni. A classic Negroni generally has an alcohol content around 24-28%, whereas the Summer Negroni has an alcohol content of approximately 22.67%.

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