The Negroni cocktail was invented circa 1919 in Florence, Italy, at Caffe Rivoire. It’s a classic cocktail that has made bitterness palatable for generations of drinkers. It can be served on the rocks or up in a cocktail glass, and it has inspired countless riffs, including the Boulevardier and the Kingston Negroni. It’s also the inspiration for Imbibe Magazine’s annual event, Negroni Week.
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail or double rocks
Garnish: orange twist
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass (or ice-filled double rocks glass) and garnish.