Invented by Camillo Negroni is a drink from the intense and strong taste, it is not for everyone. Its organoleptic characteristics depend strongly on the Vermouth that you are going to use. I love to range from the Carpano Antica Formula to the Riserva Carlo Alberto, but the list is endless. However, one thing is basic: use just real Vermouth or you will lose all the taste and pleasure of a real Negroni. It has decidedly unique characteristics. It is balanced in all its contrasting characteristics: from astringency, sweetness, and bitter notes.
The reinterpretations of this Classic Negroni Cocktail are endless. I remember that I was particularly fascinated by one where the strongly spiced notes of pepper and some oriental spices were added. It was perfect in combination with the Tuscan cigar. Same origin, same power, they married divinely. Don’t be afraid to dare, the Negroni is so suitable for interpretations.
30 ml Gin
30 ml Campari
30 ml Vermouth
A splash of soda or seltzer
Orange slice & lemon zest
Fill an old fashion with ice cubes, pour in Gin, Campari, and Vermouth, add soda or soda water, and mix briefly. Garnish with a slice of orange and squeeze the zest, perfuming the edge of the glass.
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