If you really hate Campari (and I know there are a few of you out there), then try using Aperol.Be aware that due to the alcohol content, the liquid won’t freeze completely before blending, instead it will look a bit slushy.
Ingredients for 3-4 frozen Negroni
135ml gin (I used Four Pillars)
75ml Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
3 cups ice (add more if you like it thicker)
Orange peel, for garnish
Combine the gin, Campari, and vermouth in an airtight container and freeze for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.
When you are ready to make your frozen Negroni, add the chilled alcohol and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into rocks glasses. Garnish with orange peel and serve immediately.
To make the cold drip coffee Negroni version, follow the above steps but pour over a small amount of cold drip coffee right before serving and garnish with a slice of orange.
Ingredients to make 3-4 White Negroni
135ml gin (I used Fords)
75ml Lillet Blanc
3 cups ice
Make as per the above instructions!
I thought all three turned out brilliantly and could also make a decent alternative to a dessert on a hot day.
What do you think? Worth a go?