Negroni 2 ways

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Whenever I go to Italy, I come home with a renewed love for Negroni’s, a colorful drink with an acquired taste. But once that taste is acquired, it’s hard to ignore. I love drinking this Italian cocktail all year round. Whenever I see it on a menu, I can’t help but order one! One being the operative word as too many of these syrupy drinks cause a pretty intense hangover. Last week in Milan, I sipped on a delicious Negroni at the famed Aperol bar with views of the Duomo.

Americano Cocktail

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I wanted to bring that feeling home so decided to make two versions of the classic Italian drink for cocktail hour last Sunday night. I’ve also included a recipe for an “Americano”, which uses club soda instead of gin for a lighter version of the drink.

Classic Negroni Recipe

How to make a Negroni

Ingredients:

– 1 part dry gin

– 1 part Campari Bitter

– 1 part Martini Rosso vermouth

– Garnish with an orange twist

Directions: Shake ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with an orange peel

Americano Recipe

Campari Cocktail

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Ingredients:

– 1 part Campari Bitter

– 1 part Martini Rosso vermouth

– 2 parts club soda

– Garnish with a lemon twist

Directions: Shake ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with a lemon slice

Negroni Recipe

What’s your opinion on negronis? Love them or hate them?

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