It's been another long, tough week and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a cheerful cocktail and the company of the people I love most. The strawberries at the farmer's market have been stunning lately, and I couldn't think of anything more perfect than tucking them into a favorite frosty cocktail perfect for a warm summer evening.
Frozen Strawberry Negroni
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth; garnish with an orange slice and a strawberry.
Notes: If you love Negronis but feel ambivalent about strawberries, simply omit them and the oj–but don't forget the simple syrup, which gives blended drinks that slushy consistency. Though the recipe is for one cocktail, this libation is obviously great for a crowd. To batch it, multiple the ingredients by the size of your guest list and toast to warm days ahead–cheers!