The holidays have arrived! Parties are in full swing, and the crush will be on this weekend to get some last minute shopping done. It’s always great to pause during the hustle and bustle of the holidays for a good cocktail. Today’s libation comes to us from the fantastic new coffee table book, Southern Living’s Christmas All Through the South.
The book is chock full of gorgeous photographs, recipes for all types of food and drink, traditional and not so traditional. Southerners may be known for their fondness of bourbon, but there are plenty of campari lovers south of the Mason-Dixon line as well.
In less than ten minutes, you can whip up this gorgeous cocktail, perfect for the holidays. I’ll have more to say about this book on my companion blog, Savory Exposure coming soon.
Photographs provided by Southern Living
Ruby Red Negroni
Makes 6 servings
2 cups fresh red grapefruit juice (3 large grapefruit)
1 cup gin
1 cup Campari
1 cup sweet vermouth
1 1⁄2 cups club soda
Garnish: fresh orange slices
1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a pitcher. Cover and chill.
2. Fill 6 double old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice. Divide juice mixture evenly among glasses. Top each serving with 1⁄4 cup club soda, and stir gently. Serve immediately.