Monday, April 27, 2009

Negroni Cocktail

Originating in Florence in the early 1900's, this Italian classic has become one of our favorites. Strong and bitter, the Negroni is typically served as an aperitif.

Mix equal parts:

Sweet (Red) Vermouth

Shake well and strain over ice in a rocks or old fashioned glass.

The standard garnish is a slice of orange peel, but we have found that an orange wedge or lemon peel (pictured here) are just as well.

Variations include replacing the gin with prosecco (Milan's "Negroni Sbagliato"), vodka ("Negroski"), or just topping off the regular recipe with prosecco ("Sparkling Negroni").

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