The Negroni might look simple on the surface. The classic cocktail is an equal-parts blend of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but there’s much more going on in this drink than you might imagine. As the story goes, the drink was invented in 1919 when Count Camillo Negroni wanted a little muscle in his Americano. He asked a bartender in Florence to forget the club soda and add gin in its place. The result: a serious drink for serious drinkers.
The Negroni’s ingredients are not to be trifled with. Gin is a botanical spirit full of complex flavor. Sweet vermouth is herbal and rich, with undertones of raisins and prunes. And Campari is Campari. You hate Campari until that one moment when you love it, and then when you love it you never want your bottle to run dry.
30ml Skully Tangerine Gin
30ml Carpano Antica Vermouth
Add all the ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass and fill with ice.
Stir until cold and garnish with an dried orange/tangerine wheel, finish with orange zest.
Dried orange/tangerine wheel, finish with orange zest.
Skully Negroni by Eddie Edvis Rudzinskas IRELAND