Sunday, August 18, 2013

Negroni

Have you come around to Campari yet? It is bitter red Italian liqueur, and it is most famously featured in the negroni. (Did I mention it is bitter?) It is one of those acquired tastes that is a bit off-putting at first, but once you wrap your tongue around it, you wonder why you ever hesitated at that first sip.
I only recently picked up a bottle, but I knew right away that I wanted to make a negroni. If you have read anything at all about Campari, you will read the phrase "featured in the negroni and other cocktails." The negroni is what always gets top billing. It is a classic cocktail, dating back to 1919, but it still feels quite modern and sophisticated. It certainly is a bitter drink, but it is also sweet and herbal.
But here's a little something that makes me like this drink even more (and also reveals just how lazy/forgetful I am). The negroni involves equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Equal parts! That means I will always remember how to make this drink. Cheers to that.

Negroni


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 orange twist

Stir gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a lowball glass. Stir in ice. Garnish with orange twist.


12 comments:

  1. These photos are fantastic, and dear god do I love negronis.

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  2. This is a great apertif cocktail...It really cleanses the palate. It is definitely a taste that you need to get your tongue wrapped around.


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  3. Never tried this before, but looks very good from your photos! Can I have one please? ;)

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  4. I do love the Negroni! The husband had never tried Campari before I brought a bottle home recently and it was love at first sip. I wanted something with the sweet vermouth in the pantry and the negroni fit the bill exactly. So delicious! I really like to swipe the orange twist along the rim and garnish with an orange slice.

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  5. I've yet to have a Negroni, but I do love Campari...I have since my first taste! "Campari and soda with a twist", I told the bartender, and when I went to pay my tab he told me, "On the house! Anybody who drinks Campari deserves to have their tab paid!"
    If I liked it before, I LOVED it after that, LOL!

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  6. The bartender at our hotel in Montreal garnished mine with a small slice of pink grapefruit. Divine!

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  7. Oh my, we had way too many Negronis when we visited Capri last year. Dangerous and delish!
    Gorgeous shots as always!
    xoxo to you two,
    E

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  8. I really liked the drink, taste and feel what could be the taste.

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  9. I really want to try to la feel great taste of it, thank you for sharing

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