The Ultimate Negroni Recipe
The negroni recipe has its origins in the 20th century when the Italian Count Camillo Negroni decided he wanted a new kind of cocktail. The drink was invented at the Bar Casoni in Florance. The Count was drinking his favorite cocktail which happened to be an Americano when he decided that he wanted it a bit stronger.
He told the bartender to add gin to the drink instead of soda water. The bartender then thought that the addition of an orange peel instead of the usual lemon peel would add a bit of extra zest to the drink. This is how the negroni cocktail was invented. Its creation was also documented in a book called “In the Footsteps of the Count: The True Story of the Negroni Cocktail.” It is currently one of the most popular stirred drinks in the world.
There are also many different negroni variations. But how do you make the original?
The Negroni Recipe
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- Orange peel
Making this drink is very simple. You can experiment with different types of gin, Campari, and vermouth for different flavor combinations. Some types of gin are very dry and herbal. This can make your drink a bit more bitter. You can also experiment with dry and sweet vermouth. Sweet vermouth is usually preferred since it helps smooth out the drink. The type of Campari you get can also make small variations to the drink’s overall flavor profile.
Add the gin, Campari, and vermouth to your glass and mix them together with some ice. The drink should be very cold before you strain it into a chilled glass. Finish the drink off with a twist of orange.
This should leave you with a slightly bitter, slightly sweet, and very strong drink.