Valentine’s Day Cocktail Idea

By Jessica Lee

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and while everyone else is celebrating with chocolate and sweets, I’m much more inclined to toast to love with a festive red Negroni cocktail.

I was first introduced to the concoction of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth when I was living in New York City and helping recipe test a cocktail book. It didn’t take long for it to become my go-to cocktail of choice. Not only is it super easy to make, but it also just looks so classy. Win win!

Not a gin fan? No problem! You can sub out gin for bourbon! The cocktail then becomes known as a Boulevardier. Or if you’re feeling daring, mezcal is another great substitute for gin! It adds a smoky richness that tastes delicious.

Negroni Cocktail

Makes 2 drinks

2 ounces Campari

2 ounces gin

2 ounces sweet vermouth

2 orange peels


  1. Combine Campari, gin and sweet vermouth over ice and stir.
  2. Divide into two glasses with large ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with orange peel.
  4. Cheers & enjoy!

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