Happy Hour: Strawberry Fields Forever
Pernod Ricard’s Brandon Khoo pulls together a no-fuss Negroni perfect for aperitif or post-meal tipple.
Bringing fresh fruit into your cocktails is a winning formula for any time of the day. Brandon Khoo, specialty brands ambassador from Pernod Ricard, shows how this naughty and nice Negroni variation works using Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, a lighter-styled 29% ABV gin. Khoo also notes that you can make this into a highball by adding soda, or turn it into a punch by multiplying the ingredients and adding sparkling wine.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
40ml Monkey 47 Sloe Gin
30ml strawberry-infused Campari
20ml sweet vermouth
- Stir all ingredients except grapefruit peel in a mixing glass with a large quantity of ice. Chill down the liquids and strain into a rocks glass with a large piece of ice.
- Zest a grapefruit peel over the drink before serving to add a citrusy note.
strawberry infused Campari
500g fresh strawberries, hulled
- Combine all ingredients in an air-tight jar and leave to infuse at room temperature for a day.
- Strain the contents through a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter/cheese cloth and then bottle for use. Keeps up to a month.