ITL's Watermelon Negroni
A handful of watermelon cubes
A mint sprig
25ml In The Loop vermouth
Cut off a slice of watermelon, peel and dice it and and add to a shaker with the mint. Muddle awhile. Now add the booze and shake - no particular need for ice cubes at this point, you just want to get all the juice out of that watermelon and the freshness from the mint. Fine-strain (through a sieve) into a tumbler absolutely full with ice cubes and stir to ensure maximum chill. Garnish with mint and watermelon. Maybe a black olive if you’re feeling bold?
A couple of Watermelon Negroni pointers:
We reckon this would be just as good served over crushed ice, churned about a bit? Or maybe even liquidised into a sort of Watermelon-Campari slushie?
Basically its the perfect summery cocktail!