Versa: Ready To Pour Negroni

Versa ready to pour Negroni cocktail

Rain, hail or shine, summer or winter, we do love the Italian tradition of Aperitivo in our household. Kicking back and relaxing with a drink and nibbles before dinner is fun with friends, and even better when you’re gazing out over the Amalfi coast. But even when you’re home with your mate, it’s a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

Here then is a shout-out for Versa, an Aussie-made, Italian-inspired ready to pour Negroni which really does have a European authenticity. ‘Versa’ means ‘to pour’ in Italian and the brand prides itself on delivering a true Negroni using authentic ingredients.

Made from Campari, Vermouth and Premium London Dry Gin with no added water or sweeteners, this luxury addition to the ever-growing ready-to-pour market looks as good as it tastes. The elegant 700mL bottle comfortably serves 9 cocktails, best enjoyed over ice with a twist of orange peel. You could also serve it as a spritz.

We shared it with Negroni-loving friends who gave it the thumbs up. Smooth with hints of citrus and balanced ever-so-slightly to the sweeter side rather than the bitter, it has an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 26%. The product has a shelf life of 12 months once opened.

With no need to spend time mixing drinks, Versa is perfect for dinner parties, picnics and get-togethers. Available nationally for a recommended price of $75.

If you’re a Negroni lover, you might enjoy this post on the Versa website with fun facts about the history of this popular cocktail.

Versa also has a great recipe for using its ready-to-pour Negroni to make Granita (another Italian summer treat). The recipe here serves 6. Saluti!

Recipe for Negroni Granita

150ml Versa Negroni
600ml orange juice
60ml lemon juice, strained
6 tbsp caster sugar

Stir all ingredients in a large jug or bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a freezer-proof container. Place in freezer for 6 hours or overnight.

Remove from freezer and break up ice crystals with a fork. Spoon the granita into a chilled glass to serve. The granita will keep in the freezer for up to a week. Fork through before serving.

This is not a sponsored post but we were given a bottle of Versa to sample. Enjoy more delicious cocktail recipes here.

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