Negroni

Added by: thefreeartist
Added on: Nov 16 2010

Negroni

Ingredients needed to make a Negroni

1 oz campari
1 oz bombay gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
burnt orange rind

Negroni Cocktail Recipe Directions

Shake campari, gin, and vermouth with a generous handful of ice. With a match, lite a spritz of citrus squeezed from an orange rind over the cocktail, then add the rind.

thefreeartist's Notes

Many here will likely agree, cocktails are strong anchors to place and memory.

In February 2009 I had the good fortune to travel to Milan for work, and I snuck my wife along.

We had never ordered negroni, but we drank plenty that week, wherever we could find one, in bars and restaurants across the city.

This was my first attempt at home, with many happy memories. Ciao, amici!

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chickenwizard said:

Wonderfully tart. The burnt orange twist is a must. I had a little sip before the twist and the oils cut the tart just enough. If it's still a too bitter for some, I'd just go a little light on the Campari and add replace it with a touch of more vermouth.

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Bartender said:

The history of this cocktail is almost 100 years old. It was a take off on the Americano cocktail. Count Camillo Negroni, in a little cafe in Italy in 1919, switched soda for gin and traded lemon for orange. The Negroni Cocktail was born. The Negroni family opened a distillery and produced a premixed version. It sold as "Antico Negroni 1919". It hasn't been popular in the U.S. for thirty or more years,....maybe the Free Artist has begun a rennaisance! Ciao!

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tedvilla said:

One of the all time greats. For a ligher pop try the Americano -- no gin, top with soda water. Nice summer cocktail.

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MixMaster said:

I have made this, but never tasted it. After hearing your Italy story, I'm going to have to whip one up. Very nice.

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JakJericho said:

WOW!!! What a great sounding cocktail!! I love the backstory too. This is a drink I will add to my repertoire, as soon as I add Campari to my bar shelf! Nice upload.

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Lizziemonster said:

I know what I'm drinking this weekend!