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Bubbly, bitter, and a hint of sweet. Negroni Week begins …

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How to make the perfect Negroni

With its simple conformation of equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth – the dry and zingy negroni is one of the punchiest cocktails around! – stirred and served over ice with a twist of orange peel. The Negorni may be an uncomplicated cocktail but its perfect balance of flavors has made it one of our favourite aperitivos.

Negroni 101

Equipment/ingredients needed

  1. Mixing glass
  2. Bar Spoon
  3. Jigger (30ml)
  4. Ice
  5. Campari
  6. Rossa vermouth e.g martini robina, punte mez, antica formula
  7. Your favourite gin
  8. Strainer
  9. Orange and knife
  10. Rocks glass




Step 1:

Pour 30mls gin/vermouth/campari into mixing glass


Step 2:

Stir to desired dilution


Step 3:

Strain over sphere/cube ice into rocks glass


Step 4:

Garnish with orange peel twist


Step 5:

Cut an orange disk to spray oils and discard

A brief history on negroni

The negroni is an adaption of the Americano, a simple blend of Campari, vermouth and soda. Story goes that the drink was invented in Florence back in 1919 when Count Negroni asked for a shot of gin in his Americano in place of soda – and the negroni was born! The Italians then adopted the drink as an appetite building pre-dinner aperitif or a palate-cleaning settler for afterwards.

The drink has seldom been tampered with since it was born. It has now become a super-modish choice in hipster pubs and cocktail bars where a whole new range of negronis are emerging …