The Negroni is so iconic, it even has its own week-long festival
One of the world’s most-iconic cocktails has just celebrated its own special week of celebrations across the UK’s top bars and restaurants to help raise money for charitable causes. Negroni Week was launched in honour of the marvellous Italian classic created in 1919 at Café Casoni in Milan.
Elaborated upon by the bartender from the Milano Torino and named after its most regular drinker, Count Camille Negroni, it’s simple to make, delicious to drink and packs a fair punch. There is a version where you substitute the gin with Prosecco – this version is called the Negroni Sbagliato’ (literally translated as the ‘wrong Negroni’). So here’s a way to make the right Negroni, which we suggest you try first. (As always, drink responsibly.)
- 30ml Oxley Classic English Dry Gin
- 30ml Cocchi Vermouth de Torino Italian Vermouth
- 30ml Campari Bitters
Combine all the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.