Classic Negroni

Negroni
Negroni
This classic cocktail couldn't be simpler—it's simply even parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.Ingalls Photography

Luca Picchi of Rivoire in Florence, Italy, sticks to tradition when making this superlative cocktail. The classic was first created for Count Camillo Negroni in 1919 at Florence's Café Casoni. The bartender who supposedly invented the drink, a man named Fosco Scarselli, later sent a letter to the count advising him not to imbibe more than 20 of the cocktails per day.

Classic Negroni
The classic cocktail was first created for Count Camillo Negroni in 1919 at Florence’s café Casoni.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth

Instructions

  1. Stir Campari, gin, and vermouth in an ice-filled tumbler; garnish with orange slice.