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Added: 8th June 2020




The Negroni is a classic cocktail that has its origins in Italy in the early 20th century. The traditional recipe for a Negroni includes equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, and it is typically served on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass, garnished with an orange peel. The history of the Negroni is attributed to Count Camillo Negroni, who is said to have asked a bartender in Florence, Italy, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the soda water with gin. The bartender, Fosco Scarselli, complied, and the Negroni was born. The drink was created in 1919, and it quickly gained popularity among the socialites and celebrities of the time. The Negroni is considered a classic cocktail, its unique combination of flavors makes it a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts, it's bitter, sweet and spirit-forward, which makes it a good aperitif. The drink is also known for its simplicity, it only requires three ingredients and it's easy to make. The Negroni is considered a year-round drink, but it's more commonly consumed during the warmer months of the year. The Negroni also has several variations, such as the Boulevardier, which is made with whiskey instead of gin, and the Old Pal, made with Rye whiskey instead of gin.