While the origins of this drink are dubious, the rumor is that it was created in Florence, Italy in 1925, when Count Camillo Negroni wanted to spike his Americano and asked the barman at the Hotel Baglioni to add to it a splash of gin. The idea caught on and the drink has become popular under the name Negroni. This is the original recipe which is equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, but it can also be served gin heavy with the aperitifs shortened to half measures or just a splash.

1 ounce Campari
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth (I have Dolin rouge in the cabinet, but Carpano Antica would be more fitting as it’s Italian)
1 ounce gin
orange peel, for garnish

Combine Campari, vermouth, and gin and stir with ice. Serve in an old-fashioned glass with 2 large ice cubes or 1 extra large ice cube or ball. Garnish with the orange peel.

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