Recipe: Princess Cruises’ Tomato Sauce and Viking Ocean Cruises' Sicilian Negroni

Feeling a little saucy? March is National Sauce Month and if you haven’t partaken in making a special sauce this month, try this Tomato Sauce classic from Princess Cruise Lines that is sure to be a hit as part of any Italian dish. Pair it with Viking Ocean Cruises Sicilian Negroni, a twist on the classic. Legend has it that this cocktail dates back to around 1920 in Florence, Italy.

Tomato Sauce – Princess Cruises


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 lb Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups onions, diced small
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cold butter


  • Heat the olive oil gently in a heavy stockpot.
  • Sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.
  • Increase the heat, add the chopped tomatoes and sugar. If the tomatoes are very sweet, omit the sugar from the recipe.
  • Stir the tomatoes often to allow for evaporation and prevent burning, approx. 10 min.
  • Add the fresh herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for three more minutes, stir in the cold butter.
  • Set aside.

Sicilian Negroni – Viking Ocean Cruises


  • ¾ oz (22 ml) high-quality citrusy gin, like Tanqueray Malacca
  • ¾ oz (22 ml) Campari
  • ¾ oz (22 ml) sweet vermouth, like Martini Rosso
  • 1½ oz (44 ml) blood orange juice
  • Dash of orange bitters


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Stir ingredients or shake depending on how diluted you would like cocktail to be and strain into a chilled coupe, or over ice into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.

Prep time: 3 minutes. Makes 1 serving.

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