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A classic zingy Negroni cocktail recipe to make at home

It is believed that the Negroni cocktail was James Bond’s cocktail of choice when he didn’t fancy a Martini, and that when Orson Wells tried his first on in the 1940’s he said “the bitters are great for your liver but the gin is bad for you, so the balance each other.”  There also seems to be a hotly contested history to the Negroni cocktail which you can read more about here.

However, whatever its history, the Negroni cocktail is considered a classic on many a cocktail menu across London, including Drake and Morgan where we were shown how to make it.

 

Negroni cocktail with orange garnish. Commercial photography, food photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Negroni cocktail ingredients:

  • 25ml Tanqueray gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml The Collector Vermouth
  • Orange peel for garnish
  • Ice (cubed)

 

Negroni cocktail with orange garnish. Commercial photography, food photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

How to make your own Negroni cocktail:

Fill a short glass with ice and then pour in the three spirits and stir with a bar spoon (or straw if you don’t have one, although I would highly recommend this gorgeous bar spoon and jigger set from Oliver Bonas).

Then just garnish with some orange peel, running the peel around the edge of the glass to give a citrus twang when you first put the glass to your lips.

 

Negroni cocktail with orange garnish. Commercial photography, food photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Food photography doesn’t just stop at ingredients and meals, we have worked some gorgeous bars and mixologists to photograph their alcoholic creations.  These images provide these masters of mixology a way to show customers just what they could be enjoying after work, or sipping on a warm summer evening.

Whether you’re launching a new cocktail, be it a single signature special or revamping your entire menu, then you need images to showcase just how delicious they are.  And if you’re planning on having cocktails at your wedding or event, then it’s a part of your story and we can be sure to capture it to remember in years to come.

If cocktails are part of your story, we would love to hear from you.

Until next time,

Amanda x

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