Happy Hour: The Negroni

Another classic cocktail with a classic story. A perfect drink to transport you someplace warm and cozy.

The Negroni

Historically argued, the Negroni is widely believed to have been accidentally invented by Count Camillo Negroni in Florence, Italy around 1919. He requested that his bartender strengthen his cocktail, an Americano, by adding gin as opposed to the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish as opposed to the Americano’s standard lemon in order to differentiate the drinks.

Negroni saw the rise in popularity of the drink and created a ready-made version, Antico Negroni.

A slightly sweet, slightly bitter cocktail, the Negroni is enjoyed year round all across the globe. It’s an excellent aperitif, cleansing the palate and settling the stomach prior to a meal.

Here’s what you’ll need to make one:

1 oz Dry Gin

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

1 oz Campari

Mix all three ingredients in a stirring glass with ice, stir 30-35 times, until the water has settled the burn of the alcohol, strain into old fashioned glass with ice.

Garnish with an orange twist.


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