This Cocoa Puff-Infused Negroni Is the Perfect Nightcap (or Breakfast)

Bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout figured the bitter orange flavor of Campari was begging for chocolate, which is why he decided to infuse the negroni with cocoa puffs.

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Apr 7 2017, 2:00pm

Photo by Natalie Compton.

Photo by Natalie Compton.

When Count Camillo Negroni (allegedly) invented the negroni cocktail, he created the perfect drink. It's pretty, it's sophisticated, and it's perfectly balanced.

While we have no problem with the motto, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the negroni has been fucked with more than any cocktail in history, and the results are all delicious: the boulevardier, the negroni sbagliato, the old pal. The list goes on, and Jacques Bezuidenhout just created a version you'll go cuckoo for.

San Francisco cocktail bar Wildhawk figured the bitter orange flavor of Campari was just begging for a little chocolate, which is why they decided to infuse the negroni with Cocoa Puffs—because everything tastes better with a little childhood nostalgia mixed in.

RECIPE: Breakfast Negroni

This recipe is as easy to make as it is delightful: just mix equal parts gin, Campari, and cereal-infused vermouth, and add a dash of salted cacao bitters. Then garnish with whimsically shaped orange-peel discs to make your Instagram followers swoon.

This is a version that Count Negroni and Count Chocula would both approve.