It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Negroni Week!
You may be asking, “What is a Negroni? And why does it have it’s own week?” Well, a Negroni is a classic cocktail, with a somewhat mysterious and unverifiable history involving a thirsty Count, a talented barman and the right amount of inspiration. As for this delicious cocktail having it’s own week, there is only one answer for that question…and it is that Campari has a massive marketing budget and very smart brand managers.
All business aside – what you really need to know about the Negroni is that it’s delicious year round, something in our opinion only a couple cocktails can really claim. It’s also the most famous 1:1:1 cocktail recipe, and thanks to that 1:1:1 ratio of the ingredients – it’s so easy, anyone can make it regardless of cocktail experience.
Today we made the classic recipe, but never be afraid to add a few dashes of bitters.
Classic Negroni Recipe
- 1 oz London Dry Gin
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz Campari
- Delicious option: add 3 dashes Hella Bitters Ginger Lemon
- Orange Peel for garnish
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir gently for 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Roll an orange peel skin side down over the drink to release it’s essential oils then stir the peel into the cocktail. So good.