The classic Negroni recipe from the early 1900's ostensibly created by Count Camillo Negroni in Florence, Italy calls for equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth garnished with an orange slice. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Negroni is equally at home in a D.O.F. and there is even a Negroni glass.
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Campari
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- 2-3 oz. club soda (optional)
- Orange slice for garnish
Shake the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled, ice-filled Negroni glass (or a highball, or D.O.F.). Top it off with club soda, if that's what you're into and garnish with the orange slice.
For a Negroni Cocktail - Same as above, but omit the club soda. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (a coupe or martini glass) and garnish with a twist of orange peel in lieu of the orange slice.