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Cilantro Negroni


All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon. Try these cocktails: Mint-Ginger Caipiroska, Tequila-Thyme Lemonade, Basil French 75

  • Yield: Makes 1

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2011


  • 3 cilantro sprigs
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 2 ounces Campari
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces club soda


  1. Muddle cilantro sprigs with sugar and orange wedge in a glass. Add Campari and ice. Add club soda. Stir.

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