If you’re a fan of Negronis like we are, you should try Lee Spirits‘ Cocoa Negroni! A traditional Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part Campari garnished with orange peel, but following Lee Spirits’ recipe, we’re switching out the Campari with Aperol (made along the same lines as Campari, but it’s less bitter, milder, and contains less alcohol) and using Lee Spirits’ Cocoa Gin made with organic cacao nibs from Trinidad and Tobago. Sounds a little wild, right? But what else should we expect from the Colorado Springs-based distillery. They’re on a mission to create the finest gin and liqueurs to empower you to make authentic pre-prohibition classic cocktails – aka setting you up to be the best bartender you can be!
- Glassware of your choice
- Stir spoon
- Ice cubes
|Cocoa gin||1 ounce|
|Italian sweet vermouth||1 ounce|
|Orange peel||garnish (optional)|
Pour Cocoa gin, Aperol, and Italian sweet vermouth in a glass over ice. Stir and garnish with an orange peel!