Ruby Negroni

Ruby Negroni Cocktail - Beefeater 24 Gin
Beefeater 24 Gin
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

A twist on the classic Negroni, the Ruby Negroni brings a few extra elements into the mix. It's a fantastic rendition of the popular cocktail that features the sweet taste of raspberries, making it more approachable for drinkers who are not accustomed to the bitter taste of Campari

The Ruby Negroni recipe comes from Beefeater Gin and was designed to feature Beefeater 24, an adaptation of the brand's more famous gin that adds three botanicals to the blend. It's a great choice for this drink and pairs wonderfully with the Campari, port, and Prosecco.

With all the aperitif-worthy ingredients, it's an excellent choice for a sparkling wine cocktail to serve before dinner. It also works very well as a celebratory drink for holiday parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin (Beefeater 24)
  • 1/2 ounce ​Campari
  • 1/2 ounce port (tawny)
  • 1/4 ounce ​raspberry syrup
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine (​Prosecco)
  • Garnish: raspberry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the gin, Campari, port, and syrup into a mixing glass filled with ice.

  3. Top with Prosecco and garnish with a raspberry.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you want to substitute the gin with a different brand, make sure it's comparable in quality to Beefeater. This is designed to be a high-class aperitif cocktail and deserves the best gin you can afford.
  • Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that's perfect for cocktails. Not only is it a great tasting mixer, but it's also generally less expensive than Champagne. That said, almost any sparkling wine will make a fine Ruby Negroni.
  • Raspberry syrup can often be found within the coffee sweeteners of grocery stores. Amoretti and Torani are two well-known brands that offer the flavored syrup.
  • You can also make your own raspberry syrup at home. It's just like the strawberry syrup recipe, but you will want to use 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries. To make it, dissolve one cup of sugar into 1 cup of boiling water. Add the raspberries, mash them, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool and infuse for 2 hours, then strain out the fruit. The bottled syrup will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator.

Recipe Variations

  • Tawny port tends to be a little less sweet than a ruby port, which is used more often in cocktails. This recipe can use either style of port, depending on whether you enjoy a sweeter or a drier drink.
  • Instead of raspberry syrup, you can use a raspberry liqueur such as Chambord if you like.

How Strong Is a Ruby Negroni?

The Ruby Negroni is filled with alcohol, though most of its volume is made up of wine. That means that it's a little gentler than you might expect—though it's not necessarily a low-proof cocktail. In general, this one should mix up to an alcohol content around 17 percent ABV (34 proof), which is slightly stronger than the average glass of wine.