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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cocktails, Entertaining, Fruit, Gin, Watermelon Negroni

Watermelon Negroni

Alton Brown's Watermelon Negroni Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
I’ve been accenting the sweetness of summer watermelons with the bitter bite of Campari for years…which means I should have thought of this Watermelon Negroni cocktail sooner.
Note about Watermelon Campari Ice Cubes: Although you can simply blend and strain watermelon chunks for juice, I cut a hole in one end of a watermelon, insert a stick blender and pull the trigger. It takes a couple of minutes and a bit of butter-churning up and down action, but you can basically liquefy the entire thing and with no mess. Then simply pour straight out into a strainer to remove the seeds and pulp.
This recipe first appeared on altonbrown.com.
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Watermelon Campari Ice Cubes

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 cup Campari

Watermelon Negroni

  • 1 fluid ounce London dry gin, like Haymans
  • 1 fluid ounce sweet vermouth, like Punt e Mes
  • 3 watermelon Campari ice cubes

Specialized Hardware

  • Boston-style cocktail shaker
Alton Brown's Watermelon Negroni Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

Procedure

Watermelon Campari Ice Cubes

  • Stir juice and Campari together. Pour into a standard ice cube tray and freeze overnight.

Watermelon Negroni

  • Place watermelon Campari ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Add gin and sweet vermouth.
  • Shake for 10 to 15 seconds, then serve in a rocks glass with 1 or 2 of the watermelon Campari ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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