Negroni Italian Cocktail

Classic Italian Cocktails: The Negroni

The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail invented in Florence for the Count Camillo Negroni. It’s made of one part gin, one part Italian vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, and usually is garnished with an orange peel twist.

It is considered in Italy to be an apéritif. A traditionally made northern Italian Negroni is stirred, not shaken, and poured over ice in an old-fashioned crystal glass tumbler and garnished with a slice orange or an orange peel twist.

To make the perfect classic negroni all you need is balance, using equal parts gin, vermouth rosso and Campari, and remember to choose the very best products available.

Vital Ingredients

25ml gin
25ml sweet vermouth
25ml Campari
ice

To Garnish

slice of orange or twist of orange peel

Preparation

Step One

Pour the gin, vermouth rosso and Campari into a mixing glass or jug with ice. Stir well unti the outside of the glass feels colder.

Step Two

Strain into a crystal tumbler and add a large ice sphere or some fresh crushed ice, and garnish with an orange slice, preferably using a blood orange when they’re in season.

What is the best gin for negroni?

We used Plymouth Navy Strength gin.

What is the best sweet vermouth for a negroni?

We prefer Carpano Antica Formula or Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino but if they’re not available try Cinzano Vermouth Rosso.