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The Negroni

Posted by Reese on 2008-09-07 @ 04:01pm

This week we’re going to highlight a cocktail and ingredient you may have never heard of.  Namely the Negroni and its bitter component Campari.  The Negroni was created in Florence, Italy in 1919 when Count Camillo Negroni asked to have Gin added to his Americano.  And, well, that’s about all the history I could find on the cocktail so, let’s get started with the drinking.

There are lots of recipe variants for this cocktail but we’re going to start our study with the classic.

Negroni
[Ingredients]
1 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
[Directions]
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
2) Shake to chill
3) Strain into a cocktail glass