Charred Blood Orange Negroni
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.