The perfect drink for any occasion, the Negroni cocktail is made from one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari and a dash of bitters. The Negroni can be enjoyed at any time, but is considered to be an aperitif.


  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Dash of bitters


  1. Combines all ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice and stir.
  2. Garnish with an orange peel and serve. Optional: rim the glass with orange peel before garnishing.

History of the Negroni

While no one is quite sure exactly where the Negroni originated, most accounts trace its beginnings to Florence, Italy, where it was said to have been concocted in 1919 at Caffè Casoni, now called Caffè Cavalli.

According to cocktail lore:

Count Camillo Negroni invented it by asking the bartender Fosco Scarselli to strengthen his favorite cocktail – the Americano – by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The orange garnish was added to further differentiate the Negroni from the Americano . The drink has become a go-to ever since and a favorite around the globe. Famed writer Orson Welles is said to have once said of the Negroni: “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.”

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  • Noel Negroni

    The newspaper article, “Corse Matin, 1980”, Pascal Olivier invented the drink in Saint Louis de Senegal as a present to his bride and a digestive aid for himself where he was married and lived from 1855 to 1865. He married in 6 May 1857 in Saint Louise de Senegal to Blanche Elisa Gerard Fontallard (Paris 6 March 1834-Paris 23 April 1879. She was the daughter of Henry Alexandre Gerard Fontallard, a famous painter, and Adelaide Elisabeth Hellant. Later the Negroni drink was adopted by the “Cercle Militaire”, in Paris. The Famous painter Fontallard has his
    own Wikipedia page.

    The Count Camillo story is fabricated and the fact that no Count Camillo Negroni or anyone by that name appears in the official Negroni Genealogy last updated by the Henry de Pazzis, Marquis d’Aubignan, in order to gain admission to the Knights of Malta. The genealogy is over 500 pages long and goes back from the 11th century to the present time. THERE IS NO ONE NAMED “CAMILLO” IN OUR GENEALOGY. Pazzis, Henry de Seguins Pazzis d’Aubignam Marquis de, Genealogie de la Famille Negroni et ses Alliances, 1980, 315 page manuscript prepared as one of the requirements to become a Knight of Malta.

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