The classic Negroni is one of those cocktails that I’ve always heard of but didn’t know what it tasted like. It’s kind of in the Manhattan and Martini family, except what the heck is Campari anyway? I read the wikipedia page and found out that it’s a bitter liqueur that gets its flavor from fruit including chinotto and cascarilla. Oh, of course! I knew I tasted a note of cascarilla… OK, seriously, I have no idea what Campari tastes like even after drinking it, but I do know that this classic Negroni was a tasty and very drinkable cocktail for my happy hour pleasure. It’s also extremely easy to make, which makes it just about perfect if you ask me. Plus, drinking a classic drink makes me feel way cooler than the 30-something, stay-at-home mom that I am. I’ll toast to that!Print
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- 1 oz. Campari liqueur
- orange or lemon wedge for garnish optional
- Fill a small rocks glass with ice.
- Pour gin, vermouth, and Campari over ice. Stir gently, and garnish with orange or lemon. Cheers!
- Prep Time: 2
- Category: Cocktail