The first time I tried Amaro Montenegro was around February of this year. I had just come back from a beer press trip and I kinda didn’t want to be at the event. I thought I’d be there for one drink. Well, that didn’t happen. Instead I feel in love with the amaro! It’s like magick in a bottle.
That brings me what’s in my glass right now. I have a love affair with negronis, I can have them anytime and anywhere. It’s a classy cocktail with a sexy attitude. The peeps with Montenegro spent me a bottle for the holidays ( thank you!) and I stumbled upon a recipe for the Montenegroni. Normally, Campari is my go to for a negroni, but I figured why not give it a whirl. The first time made it was last week, the drink was so good, a unicorn walked by and gave me a high five ( it’s how I roll). It’s so good!
Here’s the recipe I used, which is from Amaro Montenegro. There are many variations of this cocktail. You can ditch the vermouth if you want and use Campari. As for the gin, I used Bluecoat which may be a little hard to find depending where you are. Use the gin you like, just make sure it’s a good one. A bad gin will leave you with many regrets tomorrow. Without further adieu…
2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Blue Coat Gin
2 drops of Angostura Bitters
Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker, filled with ice. Add the Angostura bitters. Mix then serve in a tumbler or coup and garnish with an orange twist.