Updated: Mar 4, 2021
1 oz Genever
1 oz Taktser
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Garnish with Orange Peel
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
Strain into a rock glass with 1 large ice cubes.
Garnish with an orange peel
Infuse the genever with rooibos to get an extra South African flair.
1 tablespoon rooibos : 1 cup genever for at least 2 hours
The surname Negroni is derived from the Italian word “negri” which means “black.” It was most likely originally a nickname for someone with a dark complexion, or perhaps for an immigrant from Africa. I like to think of this twist on a Negroni to be a nod to an old friendship between the 14th Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. The genever is for the Dutch influence in South Africa, The Sweet Vermouth is for the Italian name, and Taktser is for the spirit of friendship.