The Margaroni

A Tequiia Negroni? Do tell.

Tequila fans flock to the refreshing Margarita in summer months. The lime juice and Cointreau combine to transform the edgy-yet-tantalizing Tequila into a fun, casual and ultimately tasty beverage.

The Italian classic Negroni delivers a bittersweet punch that is just as appropriate in a relaxing jazz lounge as it is ringside at an underground boxing match.

On the surface it would seem these two were as different as night and day.

Enter the Margaroni.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Tequila
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part lime juice

Preparation

  1. Shake on ice until crystals form. I like it extra cold so I go 20 seconds or more.
  2. Large ice cube or ball in a tumbler or rocks glass.
  3. Slow pour.
  4. Throw an orange twist on top.
  5. Optionally a tiny pinch of salt.

This is not for the faint of heart. There’s a certain natural selection at play with Negroni, due to the bitterness of the Campari. Add to that the “excitement” of the Tequila and the whole thing balances on a knife edge.

You can adjust the portions slightly to suit your audience, but in my experience, those who love it, love it as-is :)