The Negroni is a sophisticated classic gin cocktail. It only calls for three ingredients in perfect harmony that create a sum greater than its parts. Combined, they are sensational.
The Negroni cocktail was created in the early 1920’s by Count Camillo Negroni at a cafe in florence by the name of Via Tomabouni. The Count who was a regular insisted on a stronger drink then his usual Americano. Bartender Fosco substituted club soda for an equal portion of gin. Bartender Fosco Scarselli made this concoction with the inspiration and help of Count Camillo Negroni.
Once this drink started spreading there was no way to stop it. Everyone started to ask for an Americano the Negroni style. Becoming a very popular and requested drink the Negroni started to take the world by storm and the rest seems to be history.
So next time you find yourself at a bar debating on what to get, don’t hesitate. Just say “I want a Negroni.”
1 part Beefeater Gin
1 part Campari
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Combine ingredients. Stir vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Flamed orange peel garnish.
In the 1860’s Gaspare Campari blended aromatic herbs to create a bitter that is now popular all around the world. Campari is an italian alcoholic appertif that can be found on just about every bar. Campari is made with a infusion of fruit. It is commonly severed with club soda.
Vermouth is a fortified wine that is aromatized with a variety of herbs and spices. There are a few varieties of vermouth available, the most common are dry or white vermouth and sweet or red vermouth. The use of vermouth as a modifier has defined many of the classics, most notably, sweet vermouth in a Manhattan and dry vermouth in a Martini. Drinks that use equal parts sweet and dry vermouth are referred to as perfect.
The word vermouth is derived from the German word for wormwood, wermut. Wormwood was a major component of the spice mixture of vermouth until it was banned for health reasons. In 1786, Antonio Benedetto Carpano of Turin is said to over produced the first sweet vermouth. A mixture of spices, sugar and wine produced a unique result. Dry vermouth came along in 1800, created by Joseph Noilly of France. There are many producers of vermouth, each using their own, often secret, recipe of herbs and botanicals. All vermouths should be refrigerated after making your martini cocktail. Dry vermouth can keep up to 6 months and sweet for up to 1 year.
James burrough founder of beefeater gin had a background in pharacitoicols. Allowing him to develop this amazing gin with flavors such as juniper berries, Seville orange peel, almonds, orris root, coriander seed, liquorice, angelica seeds, and lemon peel; giving it the right balance and flavor for a great spirit.
Beefeater was named after the the tower in London called beefeater.
The Negroni is aromatic and balanced with a hint of bitterness, that allows one to taste the equal parts of the alcohol. Download the Free App and get your $.99 drink, tonight.