The Negroni is one of the classiest cocktails around. It even has a noble history! Dating back the to the early 1900's, the Negroni was invented by and named after an Italian Count in Florence. Apparently the Americano cocktail which was popular at the time wasn't quite strong enough for him, so he asked for the drink to be made with Gin instead of soda water. Indeed, with a 1:1:1 ratio of the ingredients, this drink is a triple threat! Despite the bitter flavor of the Campari, if you can find the right Gin and Vermouth to pair it with, the Negroni will go down dangerously easy. Here's to you, Count Negroni!
1 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Vermouth
Lime wedge and mint leaves for garnish
* A traditional Negroni is made with an orange peel. Switch it up and see which garnishes you like best!
Pour ingredients into a small glass with a few cubes of ice.
Stir just to combine.
Strain the drink into a small tumbler with fresh ice or a large cube.
Garnish with lime and mint for a refreshing twist.
Short tumbler glass.
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