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How to Make Cocktails with Gin: The Negroni

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

If you are looking for how to make easy gin cocktails at home, we've got an Italian Classic for you. It's an Easy to make, sophisticated Gin Cocktail that will not only impress your friends but pairs perfectly with the tasting notes of Woodstock Original Gin.


Alternatively, pop into the Woodstock Brand Home for the best Gin Tasting Experience in Cape Town.

Below is our Basic Recipe, but also if you are feeling a little more adventurous, jump down to our sophisticated version. Both are delicious!

The Woodstock Gin Rosemary and Orange Negroni

One of the Cocktails the Italians are famous for is the Classic Negroni, made of one part gin, one part vermouth Rosso and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered an aperitivo. Styling by HighTea.


A traditionally made Negroni is stirred, not shaken; it is built over ice in an old-fashioned or rocks glass and garnished with a slice of orange. We've added a rosemary stick to bring out the Woodstock Flavours.


Ingredients

  • 30ml Woodstock Original Gin

  • 25ml Campari. (Adds bitterness)

  • 25ml Rosso Vermouth (Adds Sweetness)

  • Orange Zest (Adds beautiful citrus notes to your cocktail)

  • Rosemary Stick

Method:

  • Add Ice to our stirring vessel

  • Add some Ice to our Serving Glass Glass Too

  • Add Woodstock Original Gin, Campari and Rosso Vermouth

  • Stir over Ice in a stirring vessel to get the right dilution

  • Pour over Ice in Chilled Glass

  • Squeeze orange zest over the glass to add a subtle citrus flavour

Garnish

  • Add Stick of Rosemary- to bring out the beautiful Rosemary Notes in the Woodstock original gin

  • Add Orange Zest

Making a Gin Cocktail Tasting at Woodstock Gin, Cape Town
AJ at the Woodstock Brand Home

A Negroni Gin Cocktail with a Twist

If you are looking to level up your Negroni and don't mind a little extra preparation.


Ingredients

  • 30ml Woodstock Original Gin

  • Red Pepper Infused Campari (Red Pepper strips 6 per 750ml, infused for 2 days) Strawberry infused Rosso Vermouth (6 – 8 Strawberries in halves infused for 2 days)

  • Orange Zest (Adds beautiful citrus notes to your cocktail)

  • Dried Ginger Slice

Method:

  • Add Ice to our stirring vessel

  • Add some Ice to our Serving Glass Glass Too

  • Add Woodstock Original Gin, Campari and Rosso Vermouth

  • Stir over Ice in a stirring vessel to get the right dilution

  • Pour over Ice in Chilled Glass

  • Squeeze orange zest over the glass to add a subtle citrus flavour

Garnish

  • Add Dried Ginger Slice to bring out notes in the Woodstock original gin

  • Add Orange Zest

We Hope you enjoyed our Recipe perfect for High Tea, Let us know in the comments what you think.

More Recipes to Come.


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Recipe by: AJ Snetler

Words and Images by Craig Howes // SoCoMunity




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