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The Negroni is a bold cocktail. Anyone familiar with Campari can attest to its bright, aggressive bitter flavor, and when combined with gin it’s not for the faint of heart. The final ingredient, sweet vermouth, mellows out the striking spirited combination, creating an overall balance. The Negroni has a very specific birth story. The year is 1919 (or 1920, depending on who you ask). Italian Count Camillo Negroni is enjoying his favorite aperitif in an Italian cafe, the Americano cocktail. On this particular occasion, he decides his signature beverage needs a spirited boost. He asked the bartender to strengthen the drink. The bartender removed the soda water and added gin. Thus, the Negroni was born. As published in the Austin Statesman.
- 1 ounce campari
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce gin
- Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist.