The Negroni is, quite simply, the perfect cocktail. It takes a little finesse and only 3 simple ingredients - Campari, Gin, and Sweet Vermouth - to make this delicious drink. A favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Anthony Bourdain, it's complex, it's refreshing, it's bitter, it's a little sweet.
100 years ago, an Italian Count wanted his Americano (Campari, Vermouth, and soda water) a little stronger, and his café bartender was all too happy to oblige, swapping in gin for the soda, and adding an orange peel as garnish.
The cocktail has gained even more popularity during Negroni Week, from September 13-19th. Negroni Week started in 2013 by Campari and Imbibe Magazine, and is celebrated by bars and restaurants all over the world.
Enjoy a classic Negroni at home, or try one of a few simple variations. Rather leave it to the pros? No problem, stop by Sidebar on the way home.