APERITIVO!

The Ultimate Negroni Recipe

As Italian (and refreshing) as it gets.

Margaritas and mojitos may dominate the summer cocktail landscape, but when you’re looking for something a bit more continental, the Negroni is your move. Made with Campari—a bitter-sweet red liqueur that’s been around since the 1860s—the Negroni is an Italian cocktail that’s best enjoyed while lounging on a scenic, sun-dappled veranda in a linen suit. If you can squeeze a ride on a Vespa and La Dolce Vita in there, then all the better.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. London dry gin
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. vermouth rosso
  • cocktail glass

Directions

  1. Add the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well with cracked ice.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Two more drinks you can make with Campari that are both simple and refreshing are the Campari Soda, it is self-explanatory: Pour 3 ounces Campari into an ice-filled Collins glass and top off with soda; garnish with slice of lemon or orange, and An Americano is the same, except you replace half the Campari with sweet vermouth. Enjoy!