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
- Combines all ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice and stir.
- 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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