Serve inOld-fashioned glass
Orange slice wheel or wedge
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).
Originally made with Riesling Rhine wine, the Cardinale has become a Negroni made with dry vermouth, producing a lighter cocktail than when made with the more usual sweet vermouth. However, this cocktail really shines when made with Riesling wine as per the original recipe.
Although some have attributed the origin of this cocktail to Harry's Bar in Venice, evidence and testimonies collated by Luca Di Francia, Head Bartender at the Orum Bar at Westin Excelsior in Rome, suggest this Negroni-like Italian cocktail was indeed, as many suspected, created in the 1950s by one of his predecessors, Giovanni Raimondo at what was then The Excelsior Hotel.