Citrus, Spice, And Everything Nice Cannabis Negroni
Sophisticated and elegant, the Negroni is a classic cocktail that’s celebrated around the world. Blending together a balanced amount of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, this uniquely bitter drink often leaves your palate craving more. While the alcohol content can be quite high in a Negroni, I recommend microdosing this drink with just a dash of cannabis-infused Citrus Spice Bitters (find the recipe in my new book, Cannabis Drinks) to add complexity and aromatics. Drink responsibly and enjoy!
Citrus, Spice, And Everything Nice Negroni
Yield: 1 serving
Target Dose: between 2 mg CBD | < 1 mg THC per spritz (using cannabis-infused Citrus Spice Bitters, find the recipe in the book) or your preferred dose (using commercially made CBD or THC alcohol tincture of your choice, see note below)
Old fashioned glass
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce gin
1 large ice cube
2 dashes (or ¼ teaspoon) cannabis-infused Citrus Spice Bitters
Orange slice or orange twist to garnish
Add the Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin into a mixing glass with ice. Using a bar spoon, stir the mixture for 15 seconds, or until the liquid is fully chilled. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with one large ice cube, then dot with the Infused Citrus Spice Bitters. Express the oils from an orange slice or twist, then garnish with the orange side up in the glass to continue to release aromatics.
*Note: If you don’t have the supplies to infuse the bitters at home, simply substitute for your favorite unflavored CBD or THC alcohol tincture (not oil!!) at your preferred dose and then add it to the mixing glass before stirring.
About the Author:
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm and author of The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol and Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home. She is an author, entrepreneur, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over a decade of wine industry experience and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for her literary work and producing high-end events. She was also named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheHerbSomm.