Sunday, December 19, 2010

Negroni & Agavoni

One thing I am always on the lookout for is alternate takes on classic cocktails.  Like I always say, take your favorite drink you make at home and throw in a little twist.

A classic that I have loved for a while is a Negroni.  The Negroni is a simple to make cocktail with only three ingredients.
Negroni Pre-Prep


1 oz. Gin (I prefer an dry "London Dry" type Gin for this drink")
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

This cocktail should be stirred in a mixing glass with ice for approximately 30 seconds to make sure it is nice and cold.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or a rocks glass filled with ice.

Bastian Heuser, one of Germany's top mixologists, created the Agavoni, a wonderful drink inspired by the Negroni.


3/4 oz blanco tequila
3/4 oz sweet vermouth - Heuser recommends Carpano Antica
3/4 oz Campari
Grapefruit twist, for garnish

Build in a rocks or old-fashioned glass filled with ice.  Stir briefly to mix and to chill; garnish with a grapefruit twist.


  1. Still too early in the day to be thinking about cocktails, but they sure sound good. We have company coming this weekend maybe I will try to impress, thanks.

    1. I know this post was from a long time ago, but how did it go with the company?