The Spiced Rum Negroni is a different take on The Classic Negroni made with spiced rum instead of gin. This cocktail has a sweeter, more robust taste with a zingy finish.
Duuuuuuuudes! It’s Negroni Week!
YES! Wait. What’s a Negroni?
A Negroni, my lovely friends, is pretty much the perfect cocktail. I wrote all about it in this post:
Ohhhhh! OK Now I Want One!
Oh. Not just one. It’s Negroni Week and that means at least 7 days of bitter, sweet, citrusy, floral cocktails! Negroni Week is a celebration of all things Negroni hosted by Imbibe Magazie. Every year, they get an increasing list of bars together to create the most unique takes on the classic cocktail. For each drink sale, the bar contributes $1 to whatever charity they choose to support. It’s a great way to raise money for charity, and a great reason to drink! Here’s a list of the bars involved and here’s a list of the charities. Go on. Go out. Hit up a bar and get some money to a cause in need.
What If I Don’t Want To Go Out? What If I’m A Homebody?
Well, in that case, let’s make some Negronis! I don’t want to pressure you, but it would be cool if you donated a buck to your favorite charity this week if you do make your own Negroni. Now, you could make a Classic Negroni and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, I’ve got a new take for you on the Campari based cocktail. Instead of gin, we’re going to use spiced rum.
Spiced rum gives the drink a sweeter, more full bodied taste with a zingy aftertaste.The great thing about is it’s not a hard thing to find. Companies like Sailor Jerry’s and Admiral Nelson both sell it, but the biggest name in spiced rum in America is Captain Morgan’s. Why are they all nautical themed? I dunno but it kind of makes me want to get on a boat.
The recipe is simple. Add ice to a rocks glass with ice, add spiced rum, sweet vermouth, and Campari then stir. And for the coup de gras, candied ginger! Simply thread the candied ginger onto a skewer, cocktail straw, swizzle stick, etc. Lay the ginger over the top of the glass and serve!
That’s it! Cocktails are so easy.
Looking For More Negronis?
Two other bloggers and I got together for Negroni Month and look what we made:
- 1 Ounce Spiced Rum
- 1 Ounce Sweet Vermouth
- 1 Ounce Campari
- Candied Ginger for Garnish
- Pour spiced rum, sweet vermouth, and Campari over ice in a rocks glass and stir.
- Thread a couple of pieces of candied ginger onto a skewer, lay it across the top of the glass, and serve.