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Charred Blood Orange Negroni

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I’m clearly on a bit of an apéritif world tour right now, last week with the French Kir Royale and this week a Negroni.

An apéritif is meant to be served before a meal to stimulate appetite (as opposed to a digestif which follows a meal to aid digestion – think Cognac). A negroni is an Italian apéritif which is typically one part gin, one part vermouth and one part Campari. The main difference with my take is I decided to stray from the classic with a Charred Blood Orange Negroni. I was really pleasantly surprised with this one.

I’ve had negronis before, but was always a bit put off by the liquor forward nose and super dry vermouth. So for my take on the classic, I added a bit of blood orange juice and charred blood orange garnish. Oh boy this was good but STRONG. One was plenty for this drink.

To char the blood orange I actually used a skillet, but I think this would be even better on a grill or using a crème brûlée torch. Give it a little bit of a campfire vibe.

 

Grocery Store Hacks

On this weeks episode, Larisa and I talk through some grocery store hacks and how to get out of the grocery store with the healthiest ingredients possible. I thought it was really interesting that neither Larisa or I are the main grocery shoppers in our household. Bravo for the men in our lives!

Click here to listen to Episode 8 of the Crunchy Cocktail Hour: Grocery Store Hacks.

Cheers!

Alison

Charred Blood Orange Negroni
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Charred Blood Orange Negroni
Charred Blood Orange Negroni
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Charred Blood Orange Negroni
Instructions
  1. Cut one of the blood oranges into slices and brush with grapeseed oil
  2. Heat a frying pan and cook the blood oranges for 2-3 minutes on each side until slightly charred
  3. Fill two highball glasses with ice and add one ounce of each liquor (gin, vermouth, and Campari) to each glass
  4. Cut the second blood orange in half and juice one half into each of the highball glasses
  5. Using a bar spoon, stir until well combined
  6. Add a slice of the charred blood orange to each glass and enjoy!
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