A Negroni Valentine
Award-winning CUCIELO Rosso was new to me, but I am a convert. Yes, it’s just a matter of taste but this sweet red vermouth has character and subtlety sometimes missing in other bottles. This is a classic Vermouth di Torino made using hand-picked herbs, botanicals and the best Italian wines. This aromatic vermouth has notes of candied oranges, rhubarb, vanilla and spices on the nose. The flavours are exotic pomegranate, luscious berries, citrus and dry fruit. They work well for winter cocktails but equally for long summer drinks.
CUCIELO Rosso Negroni
The CUCIELO Rosso Negroni gift pack is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, to enjoy before a romantic meal. It’s a box to share and includes a bottle of CUCIELO Rosso, naturally, along with two striking etched Negroni glasses. The box offers some recipes, and one of those, of course, is for a Negroni.
The Negroni is a classic and is appreciated by cocktail aficionados worldwide. It’s served in bars but is so simple to make that it’s a winner with the home mixologist, too.
Recipe for the CUCIELO Rosso Negroni
35ml CUCIELO Rosso
25ml Portobello Gin
2 dashes of ANGOSTURA® orange bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a Negroni glass filled with ice. Garnish with a twist of orange zest.
A Negroni isn’t just for Valentine’s but rather any time when a flavourful slow-sipping mixed drink is wanted. It has few ingredients so they must be the best quality. The vermouth is key and CUCIELO Rosso is a great choice.