The original Negroni of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Campari was invented in Florence in 1919 at Cafe’Casoni when Count Camillo Negroni asked the bartender for a stronger version of his favourite drink, The Americano (SweetVermouth, Campari, Soda.) The bartender swapped out the Soda water for Gin, and garnished the drink with orange rather than lemon to signify it was a different drink.
Prep: 2 Minutes
Make: 60 Seconds
Total: 1 minute
Take your rocks glass
Using your jigger to measure, add the gin, Aperol, Chamberyzette.
Fill the glass ⅔ with cubed ice
Using your bar spoon, gently stir to combine, holding the spoon between your thumb and forefinger and allowing it to move as you stir
This will ensure you stir smoothly and don’t break the ice up while doing so
Top the glass up with more cubed ice
Serve and enjoy!
There are several variations on the drink, such as the White Negroni, which uses Lillet Blanc and Suze. The trademark of the Negroni is always using equal parts of Gin, vermouth, and bitter. This version uses Chamberyzette, a French vermouth flavoured with wild strawberry juice.