- ice cubes
- 30 ml Campari
- 30 ml sweet vermouth
- 30 ml Dry gin
- orange twist
How to make Negroni
Preferably use a big cube of ice while mixing and making your Negroni so as to avoid the over-dilution of the drink as small ice cubes may quickly melt especially if you are in a sunny environment.
You can use different brands of sweet vermouth for your Negroni depending on your choice. A good choice for added complexity and bitterness is the Punt e Mes. A first-rate Negroni all-rounder is the Carpano Antica.
Even though the typical Negroni is in the easy-to-remember ratio 1:1:1 gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, you can slightly increase the percentage of gin for a stunningly balanced, ‘sippable’ and perfect Negroni.
The Negroni, like most of the choice classic cocktails, comes with a story. The cocktail will soon celebrate its centenary anniversary.
Allegedly, the invention of the drink can be traced back to 1919 in Florence when Count Camillo Negroni walked into a bar name Caffe Casoni.
The story has it he requested for a stronger variety of his usual Americano (a blend of soda, Campari, and sweet vermouth). And so, the Negroni came about.