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gin, red vermouth, Campari (and sometimes carbonated water)

The Negroni existed by 1920, Florence, an Americano variation strengthened with gin, featuring the then-novel Campari aperitif bitters. Its early history is entangled with a general French fashion for Campari in the 1920s, and the drink has enjoyed multiple periods of popularity, proving particularly influential to the Cocktail Renaissance.


Build in a double rocks glass:

  • 1 oz dry gin
  • 1 oz red vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari (or other Italian “red bitter”)

Fill with ice and stir

Garnish with a slice of orange

Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, p. 492–4; barware icons courtesy of Haus Alpenz