Hurrah, it’s Negroni Week, I thought it would never come. Did you know, in Venice it is not legally considered to be summer until Negroni week (2-8 June)? No? That’s because I just made that up. Despite what you might think Negroni week is not an age old celebration of all things bitter and difficult, it was in fact invented by Imbibe magazine (and Campari) in err 2013.
Anyway, I’m not a big Negroni fan (I have tried, honest) but couldn’t let this momentous occasion pass without comment, so here is my recipe for a Fizzy Negroni (makes 1 litre or 8 125ml servings):
- Combine 300ml gin, 30oml Campari and 300ml sweet vermouth in a mixing glass and add 100ml of water (to account for the dilution you would normally get from stirring).
- Stir well and add to a soda siphon.
- Charge the siphon with CO2 and then discharge into small bottles (Schweppes’ 125ml minis are perfect).
- Cap and refrigerate.
- Serve with a bottle opener and a straw.