A twist on the classic Italian cocktail consisting of three liquors: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth with a splash of freshly squeezed blood orange, this cocktail is both vibrant and refreshing. This rich That’s the Spirit bevvy incorporates this seasonal fruit — not only are blood oranges the perfect combination of sweet, juicy and tart, but the colour itself is mesmerizing. Cheers!
Blood Orange Negroni
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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1 oz gin of choice
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice + slice for garnish
1. Fill a mixing glass with ice, gin, Campari, sweet vermouth and freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Stir stir stir.
2. Add a large ice cube to a rocks glass and strain the cocktail into the glass.
3. Garnish with a thin slice of blood orange. Enjoy!
Like Abhi’s summer cocktail? Try his Earl Grey mar(tea)ni.
Earl Grey is a breakfast tea staple often served with cream and sugar, but when shaken with gin, it’s even more delicious. This easy That’s the Spirit cocktail is a tea-infused variation on the classic gin sour. The floral notes of Earl Grey tea pairs perfectly with the botanical notes of the gin — making this the ultimate spring cocktail for your next “tea time.” Cheers!
Earl Grey Mar(tea)ni
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
½ cup sugar + extra for rimming
½ cup water
1 Earl Grey tea bag + loose tea leaves for rimming
2 oz gin of choice
¾ oz lemon juice
1 egg white
1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and add 1 Earl Grey tea bag. Let steep for 10-15 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea flavour to be.
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3. Rim martini or coupe glass with sugar and loose tea leaves, set aside.
4. Add gin, lemon juice, Earl Grey simple syrup you made earlier and egg white to a shaker without ice. Shake vigorously (10-15 seconds).
5. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until chilled. Strain into rimmed martini or coupe glass. Enjoy!
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