The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel.
While the drink’s origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was first mixed in Florence, Italy, in 1919, at Caffè Casoni (formerly Caffè Giacosa), on Via de’ Tornabuoni and now called Caffè Roberto Cavalli. Pascal Olivier Count de Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink.
- 1 oz. 1878 Navy Strength Gin
- 1 oz. Campari
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- Garnish – an orange peel
Steps to Make It
i. Pour the 1878 Navy Strength Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled.
ii. Strain into a rocks glass, and add an ice sphere.
iii. Finish by garnishing with orange peel.