COLD BREW NEGRONIRegular price£15.00 Sale price
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A blend of gin, vermouth, and infused Campari.
Allergen | Sulphites & Caffeine
Vegan | No
ABV | 27.6%
It's bitter, sweet, caffeinated and high impact. It's also red.
The love for the Negroni runs so deep here at MFC HQ that we inevitably end up fiddling with it in our spare time.
During a different project a couple of years ago, we learned a lot about the connection between coffee and chocolate. It's a long story about histories, tropical origins, fermentation, drying and roasting - but the short version is that they share a depth, and intensity and a mouthfeel associated with coating. Everywhere tastes of coffee or chocolate.
What has that got to do with a Negroni? Well, it's interesting. The endless dream of the perfect balance of bitter, sweet, herbs and fruit, has yet to be achieved (despite all this trying). It's definitely interesting to tweak one of those four to see what happens. What role does coffee have? It profoundly affects the sweetness. Quite a simple addition twists the whole drink. It brings a mouthfeel you don't expect.
I have seen people dump coffee into a Negroni and call that the Caffeine Negroni or the Cold Brew Negroni and so on. We've tried that, and not super impressed. It's too much dilution. Instead of that, we went infuse, blend, bottle, age, and it seems to have worked really well.
It's a dramatic shift from the aged Negroni we built the business on. It's got depth, it's got a bitter back, it's got punch, and it's got an extraordinary caffeine hit that binds the whole thing together. If you like a Negroni and you like coffee, it's hard to imagine you not enjoying this drink. See what you think.