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Klein’s Cocktails: The Mezcal Negroni

Klein’s Cocktails: The Mezcal Negroni

The only cocktail you'll need for your Mexican-inspired summer.

Klein's Cocktails: The Mezcal Negroni

We all know the story. In the early 20th century, the Italian Count Camillo Negroni walked into a bar in Florence and requested a stronger version of his usual Americano (sweet vermouth, Campari and sparkling water.) In turn, the barkeep replaced the sparkling water with gin, and the Negroni was born.

Since its inception, the Negroni has been tweaked by bartenders and enthusiasts alike by replacing the gin with another spirit. In our case, we’re talking about mezcal. The Mezcal Negroni offers savoury and smoky qualities and is just as easy to make at home, especially here in Mexico.

Made with equal parts of each ingredient and stirred with ice, the Mezcal Negroni is a fun and celebratory deviation from the traditional recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange half-wheel

How to prepare

  1. Add mezcal, Campari & sweet vermouth to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.
  3. Garnish with an orange half-wheel.
  4. Enjoy.
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