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Cocktail: the Negroni

Gin, Vermouth and bitters for a great Italian classic

by Ada Parisi
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Cocktail: il Negroni

Today I leave you the recipe and the VIDEO RECIPE by one of the most famous Italian cocktails: the Negroni. And what is your favorite aperitif? I tell you right away that at the top of the preferences of Italians there are the SPRITZ and the Negroni (also in the wrong Negroni version). Tomorrow, June 10, we celebrate the world day dedicated to gin, an alcohol increasingly trendy in recent years: and thanks to gin comes the Negroni.

Origins and History of the Negroni Cocktail Recipe

The recipe of the Negroni that I leave you today is, As always, that Original codified byIBA, the International bartenders association, the international association that brings together bartenders from all over the world. Prepared with only 3 ingredients (gin, bitters and vermouth), the Negroni was born at the Casoni café in Florence. Where the barman Fosco Scarselli added gin to the composition of the Americano, cocktail formed by bitter Campari, Red vermouth and soda, considered the father of the Negroni cocktail. From here it can be deduced that the Negroni is much more robust and more alcoholic than the drink from which it drew inspiration. The Negroni, In addition, It also has two variants, now famous enough to live a life of their own: the wrong Negroni, made with sparkling wine instead of gin. And the Negrosky, prepared with vodka.

Perfect at all hours, despite the alcohol content, perhaps also thanks to the citrus and appetizing scent given by the orange, the Negroni is easy to prepare, because just mix all the ingredients together and mix gently. Don't forget the other great protagonist of this cocktail: Ice. Better if in maxi format, as you see in VIDEO RECIPE on my YouTube channel. Like this, it will melt more slowly and your drink will not water down.

If you love the great classics of mixology, you must also try the CUBA LIBRE, the DRY MARTINI and a sweet and fragrant summer cocktail like the BELLINI, made with peach juice. Of our invention, instead, The cocktail of WATERMELON JUICE AND GIN (also in non-alcoholic version), or the fresh one with martini, MINT AND CUCUMBER. Finally, if you love fruit-alcohol pairing, You can't miss two traditional Spanish recipes: the RED SANGRIA And the WHITE SANGRIA. And now I wish you good day!

Cocktail: il Negroni


Portions: 1 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 5 voted )


30 milliliters of gin

30 milliliters of red vermouth

30 milliliters of bitters

a slice of orange (with zest)


Cocktail: the Negroni

The glass used for the Negroni is traditionally an Old Fashioned glass (Tumbler bass). Execution is super easy: put ice in the glass (which could also be cold of refrigerator) and mix all the ingredients directly into the glass.

You must then pour gin, bitters and vermouth and stir slowly. Decorate with half a slice of orange with the whole peel and enjoy immediately.

Serve the Negroni with a robust gourmet aperitif and enjoy the evening. Bon appétit!

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Alexander June 9, 2023 - 22:55

How beautiful this recipe!.. perfect for those days Candi .. a nice glass of this and the world is more beautiful.. Thanks Ada

Ada Parisi June 10, 2023 - 18:03

Thank you! A warm greeting, ADA


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