Thursday, 5 May 2011

Negroni. The best cocktail in the world.

This really is the Marmite of the cocktail world, and as with Marmite, I love it. Sadly there are those that don't and it really is down to one ingredient, Campari. But rest assured, the overall combination taste is worth it.

Campari is the key to this great short gin cocktail that makes one of the best aperitifs. The Negroni can be an acquired taste that some people love while others will not. The nice thing about this Campari drink is that the sweet vermouth offsets the bitterness of the Italian spirit.

It is widely believed that this drink was created and named for Count Cammillo Negroni in the 1920's when he ordered an Americano with gin at Cafe Casoni in Florence, Italy. The Negroni can also be shaken and served in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist.
  • 1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • orange slice or twist for garnish
  1. Pour the ingredients into an Crystal Tumbler with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Garnish with the orange slice. 

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