Built with only spirits and a garnish of orange, the colourful Negroni is not for the faint of heart.
by Erin Ogilvie
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."
Glass: Perfect Serve Single Old Fashioned
History: Going off the most popular story, the Negroni is due to celebrate its 100th anniversary soon, 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.
Known for: Ask anyone in the wine industry and they'll tell you a well made Negroni is the best way to finish a long lunch.
- 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.