Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

The Negroni, a timeless Italian aperitif, enjoys a week of global celebration from the 18th to the 24th of September.

To craft this iconic drink with the right blend of sophistication and simplicity that it has embodied for over a century, the choice of premium gin is paramount. This article explores a selection of premium gins that can elevate your Negroni experience, offering a twist of sophistication and a burst of flavour to your cocktail journey.

Cotswolds Negroni: A Floral Delight

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.
  2. Stir and serve.
  3. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel.

The Cotswolds Dry Gin is a masterpiece, harmonizing nine carefully selected botanicals, including locally sourced lavender from the Cotswolds, freshly peeled pink grapefruit, and lime zest. Its unique blend creates a pearlescent cloud when combined with ice or tonic, making it an enchanting choice for your Negroni.

Jaisalmer Indian Negroni: A Taste of Royalty

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 25ml Campari

Instructions:

  1. Stir all the ingredients over ice in a rock glass for about 20 seconds.
  2. Top with ice and garnish with an orange peel twist.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin pays homage to the historic city of Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City in Rajasthan, NW India. Its rich and splendid character reflects the city’s vibrant culture, festivals, and royal traditions. Crafted with precision, this gin captures the essence of imperial India.

57° Skye Jacobite Negroni: A Taste of the Scottish Isles

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 25ml 57° Skye earth + sea Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Vermouth

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a glass.
  2. Fill with ice, stir, and garnish with a slice of orange.

For a Scottish twist on the Negroni, indulge in the acclaimed 57° Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin. This gin celebrates the beauty of the Isle of Skye, nestled in the Hebrides archipelago. The gin’s botanicals, sourced from land and sea, along with its perfect 57° N coordinates, create a winning formula that has garnered prestigious awards.

Kavka Estate Negroni: A Polish Heritage

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Kavka Vodka
  • 40ml Antica Formula
  • 40ml Campari Bitters

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a rock glass with ice and stir.

Experience a unique Negroni with Kavka Vodka, reminiscent of Poland’s vodka-making heritage from the 19th century. This vodka blends rye and wheat spirits with aged pot-stilled fruit spirits, offering an intense and distinctive flavour profile.

Axia Negroily: The Greek Elixir

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • Axia Greek Mastiha
  • Gin
  • Vermouth
  • Bitters
  • Amàrico
  • Olive Oil

Axia is an extra-dry and refreshing mastiha spirit, distilled from the resin of the Mastiha tree found on the Greek island of Chios. Its sweet floral scent, unique flavour, and revered antioxidant properties have been cherished for centuries, making it a true elixir.

Nordés Negroni: The Essence of Galicia

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Nordés Gin
  • 30ml Bitter
  • 30ml Vermouth

Instructions:

  1. Fill a tumbler with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients and stir.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and a white grape brochette.

Nordés Gin, hailing from the northwestern tip of the Spanish mainland in Galicia, brings the essence of this beautiful region to your Negroni. With locally sourced ingredients and a unique Albariño grape-based spirit, Nordés Gin offers a taste of fine weather and the Galician coast.

Mermaid Coffee Negroni: The Isle of Wight’s Treasure

Celebrating the Negroni: A Dive into the Perfect Gin Selection

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Mermaid Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Martini Rosso
  • 10ml Coffee Liqueur

Instructions:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice until the glass cools.
  2. Strain into a tumbler and garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Handcrafted at the Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin captures the essence of the sea air with ten locally foraged and sustainably sourced botanicals. It’s a small-batch London Dry Gin with a hint of the Isle’s unique character.

In conclusion, the Negroni offers a world of possibilities, each enhanced by the premium gins mentioned above. Whether you’re in the mood for a floral delight, a taste of royalty, a Scottish twist, a Polish heritage, a Greek elixir, the essence of Galicia, or a taste of the Isle of Wight, these gins will elevate your Negroni experience to new heights. Explore, experiment, and savour the art of the Negroni with these exceptional choices.

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