Unlike Americans, Europeans never had to improvise muffling devices for terrible alcohol as The States did during prohibition. As a result, European cocktails have typically taken a back seat to American ones — but the Negroni is one of the great exceptions. Almost as easy to make as it is delicious, the equal parts gin, vermouth, and campari mix provide a bitter, sweet, and all around perfectly boozy drink. You’ll know exactly what we’re talking about as soon as you take that first sip. Enjoy!
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Campari
Cubed ice (optional)
Rocks or Coupe glass
Ice, for mixing
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice.
Stir 25-35 times.
Pour cocktail using a Julep strainer into a Rocks glass. (If you prefer it served up, use a Coupe glass.)
Add ice to the Rocks glass after straining.
Garnish with an orange twist.
Video by Matthew Novak