How To Make A Negroni


Like most things bar-related, the history of the Negroni is a little fuzzy. Most accounts trace the beginnings of this cocktail to Florence, Italy, around The story goes that Count Camillo Negroni enjoyed drinking Americanos at Caffè Casoni. He asked the bartender to make his favorite drink stronger, and the bartender replaced the sparkling water with gin. This is what we refer to as an “equal parts cocktail” for obvious reasons. A favorite of bartenders and cocktail aficionados, the Negroni is somewhat of an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you may find yourself craving them.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange Twist

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds
  2. Strain into the old fashioned glass with one large ice cube.
  3. Express the oils from the orange twist, rub onto the rim, and place in the drink.

quick tip

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.


Negroni

Like most things bar-related, the history of the Negroni is a little fuzzy. Most accounts trace the beginnings of this cocktail to Florence, Italy, around 1919. The story goes that Count Camillo Negroni enjoyed drinking Americanos at Caffè Casoni.
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Old fashioned glass
  • Mixing glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon
  • Peeler

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange Twist

Instructions
 

  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds
  • Strain into the old fashioned glass with one large ice cube.
  • Express the oils from the orange twist, rub onto the rim, and place in the drink.