Built with only spirits and a garnish of orange, this colourful cocktail is not for the faint of heart. According to Four Pillars Gin: "The Negroni is a tribute to the original definition of a cocktail: spirit, sweet and bitter, the ultimate balance of flavours to stimulate all senses and quench all thirsts."
Going off the most popular story, the Negroni recently celebrated its 100th anniversary after its creation by Count Camillo Negroni in 1919. Keen to add a little more kick to his usual Americano cocktail, he asked the bartender to substitute the drink's soda water for gin. The Negroni family then went on to found a distillery in Treviso, Italy, and began producing a ready-made version called Antico Negroni.
Ask anyone in the wine industry and they'll tell you a well made Negroni is the best way to finish a long lunch.
Perfect Serve Single Old Fashioned
- 30ml Gin
- 30ml Sweet Vermouth
- 30ml Campari
- Orange Zest
- Add ice to Perfect Serve Mixing Glass;
- Add all ingredients, and stir;
- Strain into a Perfect Serve Single Old Fashioned, filled with ice;
- Garnish with a twist of orange zest.
Recipe by Stephan Hinz.