A classic Italian drink
“Seductively vermillion, bracingly bitter, herbaceously complex - yet still refreshing. “
One of the most iconic cocktails recipes, Negroni is made from equal parts of Campari, red vermouth and gin. For many, a slice of orange, for others, just the peel. According to the most widespread story around the world, the cocktail was born in Italy when Count Camillo Negroni reportedly asked for a stronger Americano. Inspired by the challenge, the bartender decided to replaced Club Soda with gin.
DID YOU KNOW
James Bond used to have a Negroni when he wasn't in the mood for a Martini, and when Orson Welles first tasted it in 1947, he said “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.”
If I had to choose just one cocktail to drink for the rest of my life, it would be Negroni without a doubt. In addition to being exquisite, it is incredibly easy to make and it does not require special equipment. For this reason, in my house, I always make sure that I have Amazonni Gin, Campari and Regal Rogue Red vermouth.