Negroni

From Distillers Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

A cocktail made with:

Shake the ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon. Common substitutes include vodka for the gin, dry vermouth for the sweet, or a twist of orange instead of lemon.

According to the most popular origin story, the Negroni was invented in Florence, Italy in the early 1920s. It was named for Count Camillo Negroni, the man who invented it by asking a bartender to add gin to the Americano, his favorite drink. However, the word Negroni doesn't appear in English cocktail guides before 1947, so the drink's true origins are uncertain.

The Negroni is an aperitif, or pre-dinner cocktail, intended to stimulate the drinker's appetite.

See also: List of cocktails