Chocolate Negroni Recipe

Chocolate Negroni Recipe
Staff Writer
Chocolate Negroni

Naren Young

Chocolate Negroni

It may sound like an odd combination, but actually, the pairing of chocolate and orange (the traditional Negroni garnish) is a very strong one. This take on the classic drink combines Plymouth gin, Punt e Mes vermouth (very bold, spicy, and rich), Campari, and a whisper each of white crème de cacao and chocolate mole bitters.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Plymouth gin
  • ¾ ounce Punt e Mes
  • ¾ ounce Campari
  • 1 teaspoon white crème de cacao
  • 2 dashs chocolate mole bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange twist, for garnish

Directions

Stir together the gin, Punt e Mes, Campari, crème de cacao, and bitters. Strain over a large ice cube into a rocks glass and garnish with a large orange twist on the rim.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.