Frozen Negroni

Été 2016
food and drink

BY: Eric Vellend

This frozen version of Italy’s iconic aperitivo gets an unconventional splash of grapefruit juice to brighten the drink, yet it still has the bittersweet edge of the original. If you find Campari too aggressively bitter, try substituting Aperol, a softer liqueur with a more pronounced orange flavour and less than half the alcohol.

2 oz gin
2 oz Campari
2 oz sweet vermouth
2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
½ oz Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
2 cups (500 mL) ice cubes
Orange slices
Short straws

1 Pour gin, Campari, vermouth, grapefruit juice and Simple Syrup into an airtight container. Freeze at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

2 Place 2 Lowball glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

3 Pour drink mixture into blender and add ice. Blend until smooth. Divide among chilled glasses with a spoon. Garnish with orange slices and serve with straws.


Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stir to dissolve, and store in fridge until chilled.

Makes 2 drinks