Friday, August 24, 2012
An Italian Cocktail Classic
It actually took me going to two liquor stores before I was able to get my hands on a bottle of Campari, the key ingredient in this drink. Let's just say apparently my town isn't a Negroni kind of place. With gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in hand I mixed up one of the most lovely cocktails I have had in a very long time. It is one equal part of each of the three components and it can be stirred with ice and strained into a glass or served over ice, garnished with a twist of orange peel.
Perfect Friday Night Martini, but it certainly will be a very close runner up! For anyone who is interested in the history of the Negroni, here is the Wikepedia link that will tell you everything you want to know.
1 ounce gin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir then strain into a martini glass or pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.