The Inspired Negroni recipe comes from San Francisco’s Blackbird, which donated its 2015 Negroni Week proceeds to the Shanti Project, a Bay Area organization devoted to supporting people with chronic illnesses. For more on Negroni Week, check out NegroniWeek.com, and be sure to follow the #negroniweek hashtags and @imbibe on social for up-to-the-minute coverage.
1/2 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Damrak gin
1/2 oz. Hendrick’s gin
1/2 oz. Dolin dry vermouth
1/2 oz. Alessio Vermouth di Torino
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Garnish: drop of rose water and cucumber wheel
Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.
Ronnie Budders, Blackbird, San Francisco