Serves 2
Every time I drink a Negroni, I close my eyes and picture myself sitting at an outside table at a trattoria in a beautiful Italian city. A Negroni and its close cousin, the Americano, are both made with Campari, a fruit-and-herb-based aperitif originating in Novara, Italy (the Americano omits the gin). Campari has a slightly bitter flavor and also possesses digestive properties, making it an excellent appetite stimulant. This cocktail may also be served over ice in a short glass.


  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces Campari
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 orange twists, for garnish


  1. Place 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker along with the gin, Campari, and vermouth. Shake well and pour into 2 old-fashioned Champagne glasses; may also be served over ice in a short glass. Garnish with orange twist.
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