Classic Cocktails: The Negroni


Everyone always says if you want to impress the person joining you at the bar then order a Negroni.  Personally, the Negroni is one of my favorite tipples, but I don't understand how this cocktail can impress someone especially if they have no idea what a Negroni is. 

The Negroni is one of the few cocktails with a traceable history that goes all the way back to the early 20th century. Its origins are detailed in the book Sulle Tracce del Conte: La Vera Storia del Cocktail Negroni, which was written by Lucca Picchi, head bartender at Caffe Rivoire in Florence, Italy. The drink was created at Bar Casoni in Florence, according to Picchi, when Count Camillo Negroni ordered an Americano—sweet vermouth, Campari and club soda—with Gin swapped in for the standard soda; and voila, the Negroni was born and quickly became a classic. 

The cocktail is easy to make with equal parts Campari, Gin, & Sweet Vermouth. Many variations of this cocktail are on bar menus worldwide. And on June 5-11 Negroni week starts...Get Ready To Get Your Drink On and support local charities!


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