Mickey's Business

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We love a Negroni twist, especially when it involves different spirits or a dose of fresh herbs. This variation from Rice & Gold’s beverage director John Bush gets an update from both cooling mint and spicy minced ginger. “The Negroni is among the most popular cocktails, and our version stays close to the classic with its ingredients and proportions,” he says. “Fresh ginger has such an intense flavor that we only need to use a small amount to add to the classic Negroni flavor we wanted to honor here.” With two and a half ounces of gin, this version is also twice as strong as the classic recipe, so you’re in for a good buzz when you mix one up.

Mickey's Business



  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 4-5 Mint
  • 1 barspoon Ginger
  • orange twist


Step one

In a shaker tin, add 4-5 mint leaves and a bar spoon of pre-minced ginger. Muddle to release the flavors.

Step two

Fill the shaker with ice and add gin, Campari and vermouth.

Step three

Cap the strainer and give it a hard shake.

Step four

Double strain into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Contributed by John Bush