Negroni with a Twist
The strawberry negroni is a ‘summery’ twist on the classic negroni. It also happens to be the most-ordered cocktails on The Righteous Room’s summer menu. The inspiration for this cocktail came from the general manager, Adammichael’s, fiancé, Erin, who also happens to be a cocktail connoisseur and a 4EG veteran. Her favorite drink is the classic negroni.
Adammichael’s 4EG roots run deep. Since joining our 4EG family in 2015, he has worked at The Lackman, The St. Clair, Low Spark, Igby’s, and Rosedale. Now he is the general manager of The Righteous Room and we’re thrilled to have his cocktail expertise at the helm. He loves his conversations with “the regulars” … just don’t call him “bud.” 😉 Adammichael met Erin through his first bar job working at Locals Bar & Grill. He worked with Erin's younger sister, who introduced the two. She then became a regular at The St. Clair, where Adammichael moved to next.
Adammichael describes the strawberry negroni as "two cocktails in one." The flavor profile of the gin allows it to be a bitter forward, boozy drink. While the strawberry has a fresh, fruity back that lingers. It is easy to make, refreshing, very boozy.
Want to learn how to make your very own strawberry negroni? Follow this step-by-step process below. We recommend drinking a strawberry negroni before dinner, one of its ingredients is an aperitif, which helps to stimulate one’s appetite.
Tanqueray gin (or your choice of gin)
Step 1: Measure out 1.5 OZ of Gin add to cocktail beaker.
Step 2: Add 1 OZ of Campari to beaker.
Step 3: Measure 1 OZ Sweet Vermouth and add to beaker.
Step 4: Add .5 OZ strawberry puree to glass.
Step 5: Add ice.
Step 6: Stir.
Step 7: Stir some more!
Step 8: FLAME an orange peel over top to singe the oils and to make that first sip is easier and more inviting.
Step 9: Pour over ice in a rocks glass (preferably ice ball for ~aesthetic~).
Step 10: Hit it with a strawberry garnish.
Step 11: Enjoy!