The Story Behind The Honeysuckle Negroni
I love playing around with unusual ingredients, and I’m always eager to try out ones that don’t overpower the rest of a cocktail. I recently made a honeysuckle simple syrup that does exactly that: It brings a hint of light, fresh, and floral honey flavor that enhances cocktails. It entices your palate for another sip.
I was worried about incorporating it into a classic Negroni, so I swapped sweet vermouth for dry. It came out beautifully!
- ¾ ounce Campari
- ¾ ounce gin
- ¾ ounce dry vermouth
- ½ ounce honeysuckle simple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir to chill and combine.
- Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish and enjoy!
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Honeysuckle Simple Syrup Ingredients
- 1/2 cup fresh honeysuckle
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Honeysuckle Simple Syrup Directions
- Combine all ingredients in a small pot over high heat.
- Bring to the boil while stirring continuously.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes to infuse, tasting frequently to determine desired intensity.
- Rest in cool space, such as your fridge, for 10 minutes.