I love the simplicity of a Negroni: equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, scented and garnished with orange peel. It's perfectly refreshing, slightly bitter and easy to sip on a hot summer day.
This sorbet float puts a modern twist on the classic cocktail, replacing the vermouth with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and tacking on a few sweet additions.
The bittersweet bite of Campari is mellowed by the savory sweetness of a rosemary simple syrup. And adding a scoop of lemon sorbet not only keeps the cocktail cold, eliminating the need for ice, but also adds dimension to the drink's flavor as it melts. Drink it straight from the glass, or scoop it with a spoon.
Negroni FloatRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes