Serve in aCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
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A variation on the Negroni. More gin and less liqueur make for an unusual bittersweet Martini.
Adapted from a recipe created in February 1999 by Gary "gaz" Regan and published in his 2001 book, The Joy of Mixology.
VALENTINOGary Regan, The Joy of Mixology, 2021
After saying that you shouldn't adjust the ratios when making a Negroni, Mardee and I did just that when we created this drink in February 1999, for the Valentine's Day issue of Ardent Spirits e-letter. This was a no-brainer, but the resultant cocktail is far different from the Negroni, and I believe that it's a good example of what can be done with a tried-and-true recipe.
2 ounces gin
½ ounce Campari
½ ounce sweet vermouth
1 orange twist, for garnish
STIR over ice and STRAIN into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.
One serving of Valentino contains 179 calories.