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Negroni
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The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink is made up of equal parts gin, Campari, and red vermouth, resulting in ... more The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink is made up of equal parts gin, Campari, and red vermouth, resulting in a harmonious balance of flavors. The origins of the Negroni trace back to the early 1900s, when Count Camillo Negroni requested for his Americano cocktail to be made stronger by replacing the soda water with gin. The result was a bold and bitter-sweet concoction that became an instant hit. The combination of the herbal notes from the gin, the bitter and citrusy flavors of Campari, and the rich sweetness of red vermouth creates a complex and sophisticated taste. The Negroni is often garnished with an orange peel, adding a zesty aroma to the drink. Whether sipped on a warm summer evening or enjoyed as an aperitif before a meal, the Negroni is a timeless classic that continues to be a favorite amongst cocktail enthusiasts.
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28% | 2.52 units *
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Easy
Classic
Stirred

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Negroni is a masterful blend of gin's botanical sharpness, Campari's resinous bitterness, and sweet vermouth's herbal warmth, creating a sophisticated, deeply layered cocktail experience. Its vibrant taste profile and straightforward preparation have cemented its status as a timeless classic, ideal for those who appreciate a drink with bold, complex flavors.

Method
How to make a Negroni

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients directly into a lowball glass with ice and stir
Garnish with an orange slice and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Negroni cocktail?

The Negroni cocktail is believed to have originated in Florence, Italy, in the early 20th century. It is named after Count Camillo Negroni, who asked his bartender to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the soda water with gin. The bartender also added an orange garnish instead of the typical lemon garnish of the Americano, thus creating the Negroni.

FAQ

How do you properly serve a Negroni?

A Negroni is traditionally served in a lowball glass over ice. It should be stirred, not shaken, to ensure that the cocktail is chilled without diluting it too much. Garnish with an orange slice or twist to complement the bitter and sweet flavors of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Negroni for a different taste?

Yes, while the classic Negroni is made with equal parts gin, Campari, and red vermouth, you can substitute these ingredients to create variations. For instance, substituting bourbon for gin creates a Boulevardier, while using Aperol instead of Campari makes the drink sweeter and less bitter. Replacing the red vermouth with dry vermouth will yield a Negroni Sbagliato.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Negroni?

Negronis, with their balance of bitterness, sweetness, and botanical flavors, pair well with a wide range of foods. Appetizers like olives, cheese, and charcuterie complement the cocktail's complexity. It also goes well with savory dishes, such as grilled meats, pasta in rich sauces, and pizza.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of a Negroni?

Yes, to create a non-alcoholic version of a Negroni, substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit, and use non-alcoholic alternatives for Campari and red vermouth. Several brands offer non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs that mimic the flavors of these ingredients, allowing you to enjoy the classic taste of a Negroni without the alcohol.

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