Sunday, August 30, 2009


Gleefully reposted here for the sheer delight and pleasure of a close personal friend...

"Even with equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, the bitterness of a Negroni firmly establishes the drink as a Campari-based cocktail. No one is undecided about a Negroni. This Italian big brother to the Americano and distant cousin to the martini is so bitter that its dissenters swear it should be stored in the medicine chest. Its fanatical adherents bask in its ruddy glow and tongue-tingling taste. Some contend that this classic cocktail dates back to Florence in the 1920s, when the flamboyant count—and noted tippler—Camillo Negroni asked for a splash of gin added to his Americano. Others say that the drink, mixed with vodka or gin, has been around as long as the Americano...."

Named a Negroni by the Campari company itself. Enjoy hon...

Narrative Quote: © 2009 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved

the Recipe...


  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • Slice of orange


  1. Pour gin, vermouth, and Campari into a chilled Old Fashioned glass over ice; garnish with a slice of orange.


Dry Negroni: Substitute dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth.

Recipe © Copyright Quirk Books


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