Session your Negroni into a cocktail you drink for hours by turning it into a gin and tonic-style drink. In this case, the Campari, gin and sweet vermouth combine with a dry citrus tonic to make a brilliant and bittersweet cocktail that’s easy to make and sip with a little pre-batching of the ingredients. It’s a perfect after-work drink.
Add the pre-batched Negroni or the Negroni ingredients to the bottom of a wine or rocks glass. If you’re using individual ingredients, give them a quick stir to incorporate. Fill with ice and top with your favorite tonic water. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel.
** How to make a pre-batched Negroni
1 cup gin
1 cup sweet vermouth
1 cup Campari
⅓ cup water
Keep the batch in the fridge (or freezer if you want it even colder) and pour out 3.5 oz over ice in a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon peel expressed over the top.