Nefrozi – Dani Valent

Are you ready to get 'nefrozen'?

The Negroni is a classic cocktail, often served as an aperitif. It’s dry and refreshing – though it does pack rather a punch, too. I love the classic Negroni but I also love to play around with flavour and texture. That’s how I came up with Nefrozi!

It’s a great partner to Frosé too. I reckon a fully stocked freezer includes a container of frozen rosé for Frosé and a container of the Nefrozi ingredients. Winning! Oh, you might also consider a batch of bolognese and some frozen cubes of chlorophyll but let’s not get distracted.

I mention another cheeky little tipple that I enjoy, Kombucha Spritz. All you do is put two fingers of kombucha into a tall glass, add two fingers of Campari, top it off with soda (or sparkling wine, if you’re feeling daring). I like heaps of ice in this drink too. I make my own kombucha but you can use bought ‘buch’ too.

Want more? Members have access to a triple-whammy video that starts with Nefrozi and continues with delicious Watermelon Blush and must-have Sangranita. They are both so good! Join now for instant access to this fab cocktail party.

Makes: about 1.3 litres (8-10 portions)
Time: 8 hours to freeze, 45 seconds to joy


  • 200 grams (7 oz) gin
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz) Campari
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz) Vermouth
  • 400 grams (14 oz) blood orange juice (or orange juice or ruby grapefruit juice)
  • 500 (17.6 oz) grams ice


1. Place alcohol and blood orange juice together in a container. Freeze.
2. Transfer frozen mixture to mixing bowl and add ice. Blend 45 sec/speed 9.

Serve immediately.


  • Use regular orange juice if you can’t find blood orange juice or prefer a sweeter flavour
  • Use dry or sweet vermouth, as preferred
  • Serve with a twist of orange zest if desired


  • Use the Nefrozi as a garnish for oysters, either in the half-shell or in shot glasses as shooters.
  • Afternoon Nefrozi goes so well with Sophia’s Orange and Polenta Cake.

More about this video

  • A girl’s gotta get dressed, especially for a cocktail party. Today I’m wearing Melbourne label LeStripe and an Elk necklace.
  • Want to keep it classic? Check out my Negroni, and a visit to a gin distillery.
  • Want even more cocktails? Try my famous Frosé, Jesse Gerner’s aromatic Casa Daiquiri or my Watermelon Smash, featuring my favourite flavour combination: watermelon, ginger and mint.
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