There's the white Negroni, phony Negroni, mezcal Negroni, and whiskey Negroni, but none of those riffs are as delicious as the classic. Legend has it, the Negroni cocktail was born when Italian Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender to toughen up an Americano by replacing soda water with gin. Today, this harmonious blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth stands as a beacon of elegance. Bartenders make it seem like it's a hard drink to make, but all you need is five ingredients and three minutes of free time.
- 1 oz Gin
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- Orange Peel
- Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth and stir gently for 20 seconds.
- Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Twist the orange peel over the glass to release the oils, then drop it into the glass as a garnish.
Pro-Tip Use one large cube of ice to keep your cocktail from getting watered down. You can also order it in an up glass without ice, if you're feeling extra fancy.