The Negroni recipe is a favorite among many people. It’s an aperitif which is a cocktail to have before dinner!
This is the Negroni recipe. In my opinion, it is one of the easiest cocktails to make. What makes it so easy? There is an equal measurement of each of the three ingredients.
Easy peasy! All you have to do is remember what the three ingredients are! 🙂
A little background
It is said to have been concocted first in Florence, Italy back in the early 1900s. I read that a bartender came up with it when a patron named Count Camillo Negroni asked for a stronger version of an Americano cocktail (which is Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda). Hence the name, the Negroni!
Well, the Negroni recipe is certainly stronger than the Americano. Not only because there is more booze in it, but it’s also stronger in taste.
If you’ve never had Campari before, I’ll describe it for you. It’s an infusion of herbs and fruits with a bright red color and a bitter taste. Some people would say that Campari is an acquired taste.
I’d be one of those people. It’s bitter and should be sipped, making it a perfect aperitif because the bitterness stimulates digestion and makes you hungry. That’s why you won’t find a sweet cocktail listed as an aperitif.
I had tasted it for the first time when I made it for this post and although my first instinct was, “Wow, too bitter!” My second instinct was, “I can see how people like this.” It mellows in your mouth and the bitter aftertaste is quite nice.
Christopher does not like bitter drinks, so this is not a cocktail for him! 🙂
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How to make the negroni cocktail recipe
This cocktail contains Campari, gin and sweet vermouth.
I start by filling my cocktail shaker half way with ice. I grab my cocktail stirrer, rocks glass and measuring implement.
I start with the gin. I measure out one ounce of Bombay Sapphire!
I pour it into the shaker.
Next, I pour out an ounce of sweet vermouth.
Into the shaker it goes!
I then measure out one ounce of Campari.
I pour it into the shaker.
You can measure out these ingredients in any order, this is just the order that I chose.
I take my cocktail stirrer and briskly stir the contents of the shaker.
I take my rocks glass and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
I cut a piece of orange peel away from the orange and twist it.
Into the drink it goes.
Here’s an aerial view of the Negroni.
And another view!
I hope you enjoy this negroni cocktail recipe.
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
Negroni Recipe | Perfect Aperitif
- 1 ounce gin I used Bombay Sapphire
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice
- Add gin, vermouth and Campari
- Stir briskly with a cocktail stirrer
- Pour into a rocks glass
- Add orange twist
- Lift glass
- Place lips on rim
- Revel in the bitterness of the drink