Why make one negroni when you can make a whole batch of them? Big batch cocktails are becoming a huge trend for the amateur mixologist, and there’s little surprise as to why. Not only does this technique allow for high volumes of cocktail ingredients to be pre-prepared, allowing time for botanicals to infused and richer, bolder flavours to come out, but “batching” also enables the host to serve different cocktails throughout the night, in a shorter time.
It makes a hell of a lot of difference when you let those botanicals really infused in the liquid, as evidenced with the strong flavour profile of Star of Bombay, which was this year named “Best London Dry Gin”. The team behind it have been spreading the good word about batch cocktails through their Star Soiree series, so we’ve sourced up a recipe from them for a good old big-batch of negroni.
Negroni Cocktail Batch
- 1 litre clean glass bottle with lid
- 1 measuring jug
- 1 funnel
- 250ml Star of Bombay Gin
- 250ml Martini Rosso vermouth
- 250ml Campari
- 250ml water
- 1 whole orange
1. Build ingredients into the clean glass bottle using the funnel, shake and place into freezer for storage.
2. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour 100ml of Negroni batch.
3. Garnish: Orange slice
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