THE PINK NEGRONI BOX
JULY 2020 - SUMMER COLLECTION, EPISODE 1:
- SCHOFIELD’S English Dry Vermouth
- Cabby’s London Dry Gin
- Pink Grapefruit
- Rose & Gentian Liqueur
IN THE BOX
2 / 4 / 10 x Pink Negroni Serves
2 x 50ml Cabby's Gin
2 x 25ml Mystery Amaro of The Month
200ml London Essences Pomelo Tonic Water
1 x Pack Sicilian Olives
1 x Pack Smoked Almonds
1 x Limited Edition Artwork
SO WHAT IS A PINK NEGRONI?
Well it doesn’t really exist, as a classic cocktail. If you try and order one in a bar you will be met by some pretty bemused faces, but it is our twist on a White Negroni, a combination of Dry or Bianco Vermouth, Suze Gentian Liqueur, and London Dry Gin.
It’s the cousin of the Negroni, but lighter, gentler and slightly less bitter too, a modern variation harking back to 2001.
For more information on the origins, and the classic recipe for a classic White Negroni, please take a look here.
We like to add some fragrant pink grapefruit liqueur and a touch of rose water to add intense aromatics to the drink, as well as utilising our SCHOFIELD’S Dry Vermouth. This Dry Vermouth is much lighter than other Sweet or Bianco Vermouths, being lower in sugar, and is made with lots of elderflower and jasmine. This gives the drink a real burst of fragrant intensity, while reducing the sugar content, and works wonderfully with the rose and grapefruit notes.
OUR INDEPENDENT BRAND PARTNERS
EPISODE 1: TAXI SPIRIT CO.
Each month we aim to showcase one of the independent brands that we love and that we have used to create the cocktail of the month.
Taxi Spirits is a husband and wife team based in an archway in Hackney who are London’s first Rum Distillery and make some super-delicious white and spiced rums, as well as Cabby’s Dry Gin too. We met Moses from Taxi Spirits a couple of years ago and have been using his amazing gin, and some of his other spirits, in our products for a while now.
We love using this gin in the Pink Negroni recipe as it has a lovely, earthy spiciness to it which really helps to marry some of the rose and grapefruit flavours. It softens the edges of the drink and is a lovely compliment to the floral notes of the cocktail.
Moses & Bianca have been killing it in East London for a number of years now, and we wanted you to try their wonderful gin in this month’s Independent Brand Partner’s ‘Perfect Serve’, included in the Cocktail Box this month.
Fresh citrus base balanced with Juniper and a floral finish encompassing a complex, yet delicate blend of hints of late summer lavender and rosemary, and exotic spices of cardamom, pimento and fresh dill.
Distilled with eight scintillating botanicals – juniper, lemon peel, lavender, dill, rosemary, cardamom, angelica root and the star botanical, pimento berries a.k.a. ‘allspice’!
Silver Outstanding award 2018
Silver award Gin & Tonic 2018
The Spirit Business
The Gin Masters GOLD 2019
The Great Taste Awards
CABBY’S GIN 1 Star 2019
50ml Cabby’s Gin
100ml London Essence Pomelo Tonic
Build over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Drink and enjoy!