Cocktail Series: Negroni

Are you looking for an aperitif to keep you company on these cold winter nights? Are you a fan of elixirs with a deep red hue that hit you with a bitter sensation? Do you pride yourself on cutting the perfect orange twist as a garnish? Then the Negroni is the next cocktail for you. With Vinous' La Festa coming up, you might need a break from all those Italian wines, so give this Italian cocktail a try! Story goes that the Negroni evolved from the cocktail known as the Americano. The Americano is a potion containing Campari, soda water, sweet vermouth, and garnished with a citrus slice. One evening in the 1919, Count Camillo Negroni was in the mood for something a bit stronger than the classic Americano, so he asked for the soda water to be replaced with gin. And as with all classic cocktails, word began to spread, and popularity began to rise. In the late 1940s, Orson Welles publicly sang praise for the cocktail, further spreading the Negroni name. So how do you make this cocktail that will make you look like the knowledgeable bartender you are? Make sure to load your bar cart with Campari, Sweet vermouth, gin, and can’t forget that perfectly twisted orange. And if you really want to make a great Negroni, serve it in a rocks glass over a single large cube of ice. As is the reality of cocktails, there are multiple variations based on a classic Negroni. From a White Negroni to a rum based Negroni, the options are endless, and you can find the perfect Negroni beverage that works for you. Happy drinking!

Giulio Cocchi

Vermouth di Torino 1551

Fantastic. Love my Negroni. — 3 years ago

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Priorat Natur

Vermut (Vermouth)

When making Negronis...... — 8 years ago

Juan Beltran
with Juan


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Gary Westby

Blood orange Negroni. Damn good. Thanks Sarah for putting the idea in my head! — 10 years ago

Sarah C
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Sarah C

Sarah C

You are welcome! Sounds amazing!
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My favorite Cocktail.....🍸


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Negroni night. — 7 years ago

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Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

The drink of Steve Zissou

Giulio Cocchi

Vermouth di Torino

====> Negroni with Cocchi — 10 years ago

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Marc Stubblefield

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Yes! (Though try with St. George botanivore gin for a treat)
Roy Arias

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Thanks Marc! I love the St. George stuff. I tried the reposado rye gin here in Vegas. That was really interesting.


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Wine Essentials: Classic World #Wine Tour @iceculinary

Institute of Culinary Education
#wine tasting class.

Session Three: Italy

Can be red, pink or a festive colour.

Campari is a bitter that lives up to its name.

Notes of grapefruit and orange, spices like clove, a level of herbaceousness, and sweetness.

Ends with a lingering bitter bite.

Campari Negroni

1 ounce gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce Campari
Orange twist, for garnishing

Pour the gin, vermouth, and Campari into a chilled Old Fashioned glass over ice.

Garnish with the orange twist and serve.
— 7 years ago


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#negroniweek is awesome! — 8 years ago

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Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Boulevardier here! Cheers.


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Doug Burress

Negroni time! — 10 years ago

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Anthony Piazza

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Nice! Martha's Vinyard victory drink.