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The Ingredient Swap That Will Change Your Negroni Forever
The Negroni is a classic cocktail, and while it's hard to improve on this drink's original formula, all bartenders like to put twists on classics every once in a while. The basic parts of a Negroni are gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but one simple ingredient swap leads to a delicious and exciting variation.
Try replacing the gin in your Negroni with rum for a warm and tropical take. The idea for a rum-based Negroni was first popularized by bartender Joaquín Simó and became a bona fide force during the cocktail revival of the 2010s, and this popular variation is also known as a "Kinston" Negroni.
Jamaican rum offers fruity, smoky, and sweet flavors that tame the bitterness of the drink, instead of boosting it like a gin would. Putting rum in your Negroni creates a cocktail that's perfect for sipping by the poolside, or at least the flavors will help you imagine that you're soaking up some sun.