I have become officially obsessed with Negroni week.  I just can’t stop making variations of this wonderful classical cocktail.  I love that this week benefits charity and that my favorite bars in Seattle are taking advantage of this and giving to back to great community organizations.   In addition, I love being super creative and developing crazy variations of this cocktail.  Obviously, this cocktail is so amazing in its classic and pure form.  You have probably noticed from my website that I must do some type of twist or variation on my cocktail recipes so here goes something very crazy: A negroni creamsicle.  I recently got a crazy elementary school craving for a creamsicle which is probably the last time that I actually had a creamsicle!  Totally lame I know!  I usually stick to something with chocolate or peanut butter.  I made some homemade whip cream and had a bunch of heavy cream left over so I had no choice but to make a negroni creamsicle.  I was forced!  It was an interesting experiment that turned out so good!  The cream really balanced out the bitterness and blended so well with the orange juice and gin.  These creamsicles would be an awesome after dinner treat or great on a Sunday funday!  Kick up your next dinner party or day drinking menu with a negroni creamsicle! Dessert and cocktail in one for your pleasure!

Recipe:  Negroni Creamsicle

Ingredients

½ cup of Campari

¼ cup of Gin

¼ cup of vermouth

2 oranges, juiced

¼ cup of club soda

¾ cup of heavy cream

Garnish: orange zest

Instructions:

      This recipe is based on a set of 6 popsicle molds

      Pour 1/8 cup of heavy cream into each popsicle mold

     Chill popsicle molds in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes or until the heavy cream is slight frozen

     In a measuring cup mix together Campari, gin, vermouth, orange juice, and club soda

     Add mixture to popsicle molds

     Put popsicle molds back in the freezer to chill and set for 30-60 minutes

     Add popsicle sticks and freeze over night

     Run warm water over molds to loosen popsicles and serve

     Garnish: orange zest

Serves: 6