Making a Negroni with Buzz Andersen
Buzz Andersen (buzz on Elixr) graciously chatted with me (Marc) about his love of cocktails. I know a lot more about consuming cocktails than making them, and I suspect some other Elixr members are in the same boat. So, I asked Buzz to take us through how to make a simple cocktail that uses basic ingredients and tools we may already own. He chose the Negroni.
- Sweet vermouth
- Orange peel as garnish
- Mixing glass
- Bar spoon or stirrer of some sort
- Drinking glass (a cocktail glass to serve up, or an old-fashioned glass to serve on the rocks)
- Knife or peeler
- Pour 1 oz. each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth into the mixing glass.
- Add ice to the mixing glass.
- Gently stir the contents of the mixing glass for 20 seconds.
- Pour the contents of the mixing glass through the strainer into the drinking glass. If serving in an old-fashioned glass, add fresh ice to the old-fashioned glass before straining.
- Garnish the drink with a slice of orange peel made using a knife or peeler.
Buzz also notes that if you get into making the Negroni often, a pinch of salt to the mixing glass can soften the edge of the Campari and thus improve the drink.
Apologies that my part of the audio has a ring to it. I need to invest in a good microphone. But, Buzz sounds great and I learned a lot, including the difference between a shaker and jigger!
The Negroni photos were kindly taken by Buzz.
This just gave me a strong desire to start an Elixr podcast.