The Negroni is one of our favourite cocktails. And it’s easy to make — equal parts gin, red vermouth and Campari. But, this week, let’s switch things up a bit, using Alberta’s own Don’t Call Me Sweet Pea. It’s an amaro made from peas, and that’s why this drink is called a Negroni Verde. And, we’ll use a white vermouth instead.
Why do we want to shake up the Negroni? Well, why not?
Don’t Call Me Sweet Pea is made by Field Notes, co-founded by Faaiza Ramji. She says: “Being of South Asian descent, I am no stranger to peas, lentils, plants and spices. My grandma, aunts and mom use caraway seeds, anise, turmeric and other herbs and spices to help digestion, boost their immunity, and even nourish their skin. I’ve taken inspiration from my South Asian heritage and Italian aperitivo culture to create a garden amaro. Amaro is a type of herbal liqueur that has medicinal roots, using locally foraged roots, herbs, teas and bark combined with alcohol to aid in digestion. In ours, you’ll find elderflower, chamomile, garden sage, dandelion, and Alberta honey.”
All right, here’s how to make the Negroni Verde:
Add ice to a glass
Shake Don’t Call Me Sweet Pea
Add equal parts DCMSP, gin, and bianco vermouth
Garnish with fresh orange slice or lemon peel
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