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Cardinale Cocktail

In Dale DeGroff’s revised and updated The New Craft of the Cocktail, he details the backstory of the Cardinale cocktail, a 1950’s-era variation on the classic Negroni. “Giovanni Raimondo, the bartender at the Hotel Excelsior, crafted this variation in an effort to re-create the favorite of a German cardinal who occasionally sought refreshment at the bar of the great hotel; the use of dry vermouth created a closer match to the cardinal’s robes.”


  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:half orange wheel


Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old Fashioned glass, then garnish.

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