Tiki Negroni

Tiki Negroni. Recipe and photo by Susan Whitney.

Tiki Negroni

1 oz Don Papa Rum
1 oz Campari
1 oz Lillet Blanc
0.5 oz Velvet Falernum
2 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice

Place ingredients in blender with 10 standard ice cubes and blend until no ice chunks remain.

Garnish with orange wheel.

People are having too much fun with Negroni Week for me not to jump on board with my twist on the classic. We’re sweating out a heat wave this week, so I decide a twist on a Negroni slushie (aka Fro-Groni) is in order. And, since my desire for rum rises with the the mercury, I substitute dark rum for the gin and madeira for the sweet vermouth. It’s good, but I want something a more tropical, so I decide to go full-on tiki with it.

I stick with one ounce of rum instead of the gin and one ounce of Campari , but this time I sub in an ounce of Lillet Blanc for the sweet vermouth and add a half ounce of Velvet Falernum and two ounces of freshly-squeezed orange juice. I pour it all into the blender with 10 standard ice cubes and run it on high until the ice is pulverized and dreamy. I pour it into my favorite tiki mug, garnish with an orange wheel, stick in a straw and call it done.

Here’s to Negroni Week!

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