Not far now until a well deserved long weekend in Sydney. Therefore I thought I would share with you a simple but delicious recipe. A very adult recipe, not one for the kids.
With the weather looking beautiful at the moment, and we Aussies heading towards the Summer months, a little something to cool you down.
These are the perfect addition to a lazy weekend barbeque. Yes traditionally Negroni is an apéritif, but these are a nice mouth cleansing adult treat after lunch or dinner. Or even enjoy them lazing by the pool. These would also make the cutest canape if made as mini popsicles.
If you haven't tried a Negroni it is a slightly bitter cocktail. Not a cute and fluffy cocktail by any means. My pops are alcoholic. If you wish to get rid of the alcohol then bring your sugar syrup to the boil with the alcohol added. Do not add the orange juice until after this step and the pot is off the heat. I believe that this will alter the taste of them though.
Blood Orange Negroni Popsicles
- 120 grams caster sugar
- 250 ml water
- 50 ml gin
- 50 ml Campari
- 50 ml dry vermouth
- 300 ml blood orange juice freshly squeezed and strained
- Place sugar and water in a small pot on the stove top. Heat on low until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove for heat and add the rest of your ingredients. Mix well and place in popsicle moulds or ice cube trays.
The mixture makes 10 x 75ml popsicles. Alternatively you could freeze the mixture in ice cube trays. When set put a few ice cubes in a tall glass and top with soda water for a refreshing summer drink.
Do tell dear Belly Rumbles' reader, what is your favourite Summer time cocktail?
Also don't forget to enter my little Japanese competition. Have a great long weekend to those that get one this weekend. If not, have a fabulous weekend anyway!