A Negroni is a classic cocktail that originated in Italy and is now enjoyed all over the world. It's a simple but sophisticated drink that is made with just three ingredients: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
To make a Negroni, you typically combine equal parts of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari in a mixing glass filled with ice. You then stir the mixture well and strain it into a rocks glass filled with ice. Finally, you can garnish the drink with a twist of orange peel or a slice of orange.
The resulting drink is a beautiful red color, with a bold and bitter taste that is both refreshing and complex. The gin provides a botanical flavor, the sweet vermouth adds a rich and slightly sweet note, and the Campari adds a bitter and herbal complexity. The Negroni is often considered an acquired taste, but those who enjoy it appreciate its balance and simplicity. It's a great cocktail to enjoy before dinner, or as a nightcap.
- 30 ml gin
- 30 ml sweet vermouth
- 30 ml Campari
- Orange twist, for garnish (optional)
- Fill a mixing glass with ice.
- Add gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari to the mixing glass.
- Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds or until well-chilled.
- Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with an orange twist, if desired.
Note: The above measurements will yield a standard-size Negroni cocktail. You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your taste preferences.