Negroni

Negroni

In 1919 a famous Count by the name of Camillo Negroni, whom had spent some time traveling and drinking in the states, returned to his favorite bar in Florence, Italy and asked the bartender to make his favorite cocktail, the Americano, but to make it more ‘robusto’ and sub out the soda water for gin. And now we have one of the most famous drinks in the world, and a bartender’s favorite.

Prepared as an aperitif, a Negroni is the very definition of balance and simplicity.  Typically a Negroni uses Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth in equal parts. We like go a little heavier on the gin to let the bold botanicals and beautiful balance of Barr Hill Gin shine through in this classic bittersweet cocktail.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Barr Hill Gin
.75 oz Campari
.75 oz Sweet Red Vermouth
Orange twist Garnish

Preparation:
Combine Barr Hill Gin, Campari, and Vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice and express the orange twist over top and garnish.

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