Gin. Campari. Lemon Juice. Sugar. Grapes.
A delicious, summery twist on a Negroni – this is a bit of a modern classic from New York bar Milk and Honey. This is a shaken drink (if you’ve not got a shaker you can use a drinks thermos – but seriously if you’re making drinks you’re going to need a shaker).
1. Into the shaker (per drink) goes:
25 ml (5 parts) Gin.
25 ml (5 parts) Campari.
20 ml (4 parts) Lemon Juice.
15 ml Simple Syrup.
5 Grapes (press them to make sure the skin is broken),
As much ice as you can fit.
2. Shake as hard as you can until the shaker feels ice cold (about ten seconds usually).
3. Strain into a rocks glass (or any tumbler) – making sure you keep the ice in the shaker while you pour. If you want to make sure you keep any grape fragments out of the drink, pass it through a tea strainer on the way to the glass.
4. Add fresh cubed ice. Garnish with some fresh grapes if you’re going to want a boozy snack later.
Gin – Sipsmith is pictured, but you’re favourite London Dry will be fine.
Campari – Pictured is a weird special release of Campari I had lying around, but just use classic Campari (or, you’re favourite equivalent if for some reason you have one).
Lemon Juice – as ever, fresh is best. But if you only have prepackaged, it’ll be fine.
Simple Syrup – equal parts sugar and boiling water, stirred until clear.