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Charred Blood Orange Negroni

Charred Blood Orange Negroni

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This is a simple variation on my favorite classic cocktail. The Negroni is equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, served up or on the rocks. I love barrel aged gin for the Negroni and generally turn to Ransom's Old Tom gin. Often, it's garnished with the twist of a navel orange, but blood oranges are in season and are perfect for the occasion. Charring the blood orange heightens it's sweetens and complexity. It makes for a really lovely Negroni, and a good looking one, too. 

Charred Blood Orange Negroni
Serves 1
1 ounce gin
ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce Campari
Half a slice of charred blood orange, for garnish

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Slice a blood orange into 1/4 inch slices. Lightly brush a slice with grapeseed oil, or another neutral oil, and place onto the hot skillet. Heat until charred, about 4 minutes on each side. 

Gently stir together gin, sweet vermouth and Campari in a highball glass. Add an ice cube, if using, and garnish with one half slice of the charred blood orange.

Happy Friday and cheers to a wonderful weekend!

-Mallory

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