Forget monotonous mojitos, Club Tropicana Mai Tais or mawkish, emetic ‘coolers’ – the humble Negroni is the ultimate summer cocktail.
A perfect balance of bitter, herbal and underlying sweet flavours, the Italian icon makes for an ideal aperitif; refreshing thanks to its succinct bitter notes. Since its initial creation, allegedly in Florence during 1919, the drink has seen various reiterations. Some of the most popular include the ‘Sbagliato’, made with Prosecco instead of classic gin, or the ‘Boulevardier’, which traditionally substitutes gin for rye whiskey.
A destination restaurant on the corner of its iconic namesake, 45 Jermyn St.’s Negroni Inglese is made entirely with English ingredients. Here, the space is inspired by the golden age of glamour, with a marble-topped art deco bar that stretches across the back of the exquisite dining room. Inspired by seasonality, the menu at 45 Jermyn St. is decidedly British, while the contemporary cocktail list is curated in-house by their own expert mixologist.
From that list, the Negroni Inglese is made with equal measures of Cornish, award-winning Tarquin’s gin from Southwestern Distillery, The Collector vermouth from Somerset and Kamm & Sons liqueur in place of Campari.
25ml Tarquin’s gin
25ml Kamm & Sons
25ml The Collector Vermouth
Add all ingredients to a rocks glass and stir.
Garnish with juniper berries.
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