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Negroni

Negroni

This Friday, try the classic apéritif, the Negroni.

Provided you have Campari on hand, this is a relatively easy cocktail to make.  Campari is bitter, sweet apéritif with a citrusy flavor.  It originated in Italy around 1860.  The Negroni followed in 1919.  Read more here.

What you’ll need:  Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth.

In a shaker over cracked ice, pour in equal portions (1 ounce each) of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.  Shake and then strain into a tumbler (rocks glass) over cubed ice.  Garnish with a slice or twist of orange.

How I like it:  As usual, with Bombay Sapphire Gin.  This drink is perfectly refreshing on a warm summer afternoon.  An orange slice/twist is the traditional garnish, but a lemon slice/twist will also work, though it won’t distinguish the drink as much from the Americano from which it was supposedly derived.  Another alternative is to use dry vermouth instead of sweet, making for a crisper flavor.  Though in all honesty, sweet vermouth is best.

Drink to your health and be responsible always.

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