Like all great drinks, the Negroni is open to adaptation but the classic is, simply, a classic.

As with so many cocktails, its origins are somewhat muddy.  Perhaps the most reported tale involves an Italian Count named Negroni who, legend has it, appeared in rodeos in the USA. Returning to Italy in the early 20th century, it’s said he requested a drink like an Americano – but featuring more alcohol. They replaced the soda water with gin and the rest is a bitter sweet history..

The Recipe

Serving: 1

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 20 ml sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange wheel

How to make or shake it

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled
  3. Strain over one large ice cube into a rocks glass
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel
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