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Negroni Cocktail

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Glass:
Old-fashioned

Garnish:
Orange zest twist

We Say...

Negroni Cocktail Bitter and dry, but very tasty. This no namby-pamby drink is traditionally assembled and mixed directly in the glass. There is something about a Negroni that does not suit fussing about with mixing glasses and strainers. To garnish with a lemon slice is a heinous crime but I am quite partial to a fat orange wedge. Tanqueray London Dry Gin Campari Bitter Martini Rosso POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and STIR.
shot Tanqueray London Dry Gin
shot Campari Bitter
shot Martini Rosso

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How to make:

POUR all ingredients into ice-filled glass and STIR.

Comment:

Bitter and dry, but very tasty. This no namby-pamby drink is traditionally assembled and mixed directly in the glass. There is something about a Negroni that does not suit fussing about with mixing glasses and strainers. To garnish with a lemon slice is a heinous crime but I am quite partial to a fat orange wedge.

Origin:

The Negroni takes its name from Count Camillo Negroni and sometime between 1919 and 1921, while drinking at the Casoni Bar (later named Giacosa) on Tornabuoni Street in Florence, Italy, the Count is said to have asked for an Americano 'with a bit more kick'. He was a regular customer at the bar and bartender, Fosco Scarselli answered the request by adding gin to the Count’s favourite aperitif, the Americano. The combination became the Count’s new regular drink and other patrons of the bar soon started to ask for “one of Count Negroni’s drinks”. After a while the drink simply became known as a Negroni.

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