Everybody knows the Negroni: a delicious aperitif cocktail made with gin, red bitter, and vermouth with a seductive orange twist. But how it appeared and why you should try it? Keep on reading and discover more about Negroni.
Why is it called Negroni?
Negroni is the old family name with its roots in Italy and France. And there are two great Negroni peers who are considered to be the creators of one of the most popular cocktails ever. Let's meet them!
The first guy is Count Camilo Negroni from Italy. Gambler, cowboy, banker, and just a nice guy who loved good booze. Once he was craving for something stronger than he usually got and asked the bartender Fosco Scarselli to create a more boozy version of Americano cocktail (but some claim it was another aperitivo called Milano-Torino) and replace soda with gin. And that is how the Negroni cocktail was born.
And there was the other nice brave pal, General Pascal Olivier Comte de Negroni. He was the nobleman and senior officer and loved spending his evenings in a good company and with some delicious drinks, of course. At one of these events, that occurred in Senegal, West Africa, in 1870 he introduced his fellows to his signature “vermouth-based cocktail”, a drink now believed to be the original source of the Negroni cocktail. How you like that, Count Camilo Negroni?
No matter which Negroni you trust more, the truth is that this aperitivo cocktail has become a rockstar at every bar and if you haven't tried it yet we give you three reasons why you should do that.
3 reasons you should try Negroni
Negroni is easy to make. We mean it, just look at the recipe!
20ml Sweet Vermouth
20ml Red bitter
1 fresh orange peel
Method: Pour gin, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir gently until chilled. Strain into a rock glass and garnish with an orange peel. Enjoy!
If you don't feel like making Negronis by yourself, we have great pre-bottled options for you!
Tayēr Vetiver Negroni is a delicious tipple consisting of Tapatio Blanco Tequila, Tayēr x Destilado Mezcal, Campari, Dry Vermouth, Martini Rosso, Muyu Vetiver Gris.
Tarsier Calamansi Negroni in a great Asian-style drink, consisting of old distilled Calamansi, Tarsier Southeast Asian Dry Gin, Balsamic Vermouth, and Lemongrass infused Campari.
You can alter the balance of the formula according to your preferences. And no one will judge you, we promise. Just make sure you always keep that holy trinity of earthy and spicy vermouth, bittersweet and syrupy red bitter, and the strong and clear spirit which may be gin, vodka, or even tequila, if you wish.
There are quite a lot of adaptations of this simple recipe. For example, if you add bourbon instead of gin, you'll get the Old Pal, if your go-to spirit is rye whisky - you're drinking Boulevardier. You can go crazy and pour sparkles instead of gin and enjoy your Negroni Sbagliato. There are so many ways to elevate your Negroni, and that is the best thing we love about it!