Friday, September 15, 2017
Squid Mixes: Negroni
The Negroni is one of my wife's favorite cocktails. My recipe is from The New York Bartender's Guide: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth in 4:2:1 proportion. The garnish is an orange twist - tough to see in the photo but it's in there. The main difference between this and the old pal cocktail I made earlier this summer (see here) is the use of gin rather than rye. The flavor is quite similar.
The drink's origins are unclear but probably Florence in around 1919. The origin of the name, however, is well-documented. The Negroni family produced a ready-made version of the drink. So Negroni, like Campari itself, is a brand name and thus generally capitalized.