The Italians are known for their coffee and Campari… but muddling the two together in a cocktail? You have to be joking! But when the experts at Caravan Coffee Roasters are involved, you know you’re in for a sensory awakening…
The bitter orange and lemon notes from the gin and Campari are a perfect match for the cleansing acidity and strawberry and honeyed tea notes of the coffee. The final product is a Negroni that is slightly sweeter and more full bodied than the original with a longer lasting, toasty finish. The ultimate Autumnal cocktail for day or night!
Here’s how you can make one at home…
SINGLE ORIGIN NEGRONI INGREDIENTS
25ml London Dry Style Gin
25ml Single Origin Coffee Syrup (recipe below)
1 freshly sliced orange segment for garnish
SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE SYRUP METHOD
Grind 18g fresh, single origin coffee beans and add to a V60 or Chemex filter.
Utilising the principals of manual filter coffee brewing, slowly and consistently pour 250ml hot (not boiling) water over the coffee beans until all water has been used, collecting in a heat proof vessel.
Once you have completed the extraction and a strong, aromatic coffee has been collected in the vessel, add 125g unrefined sugar in 3 stages and stir continuously to dissolve.
Once all sugar is dissolved, allow this now sweet coffee to cool completely before bottling and refrigerating for use at a later date. (Syrup will keep for up to 7 days if refrigerated)
In a chilled mixing glass (or tumbler) add each of the liquid components and half fill with ice. Stir for 5-10 seconds to allow all of the flavours to meld together completely straining over a fresh, ice filled tumbler.
Add the orange slice garnish to the side of the glass and serve.