Devon Coastal Negroni
£13.00 – £27.00
A beautifully fragrant blend of Devon gin inspired by seafaring voyages, vintage Italian vermouth and herbal Amaro, gives a smooth, yet deliciously bitter cocktail, perfect for a golden sundowner.
Our personal favourite cocktail, the Negroni is the perfect drink for any occasion. Whether catching up with friends at the end of a long day, watching a film on the couch or enjoying the lingering summer sun in your garden over a bbq.
The Negroni has truly defined the modern Aperitivo drink, traditionally enjoyed in Italy as a sundowner before dinner. It was discovered in a moment of improvised inspiration when Count Camillo Negroni demanded that his usual Americano cocktail be given a kick, to which the bartender riposted with gin instead of soda.
Not for the cocktail initiate, a Negroni’s bitter Amaro can take even an adept by surprise, but it is this very twist that makes the drink so deliciously moreish. This melange of over a dozen herbs, barks, and spice extracts executes a deft maestro’s assault upon the senses, leaving you irresistibly drawn to the next sip.
But the leading man of our Negroni opera is, of course, our gin. Being a cocktail of the ever-evocative Amalfi Coast, we were drawn to a complex craft gin from coastal Devon. Salcombe Start Point gin continues a centuries-old tradition of seafaring spirits, still distilled from fruits and spices brought back by trading schooners. With its strong tones of red grapefruit and subtle pepper, it had all the flavour notes we wanted for our Italian stallion.
To achieve the richness and depth, we needed a vermouth with plenty of body, almost a chocolatey christmas spiciness to it’s flavour, and we were not disappointed when we uncovered an authentic Piedmont vermouth, made from an authentic, hundred year old recipe.
If you love to daydream of golden hour in a courtyard on the Amalfi coast, relaxing and people watching with friends before dinner, this is the perfect drink for you. Ice cold and over a large chunk of ice, you’ll fall in love with our Negroni. And this is a love affair, that will last a lifetime.
Available in 200ml and 500ml bottles. Serving size 100ml.
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 15.7 cm|