This relatively simple cocktail is most popular in Italy, however, Negronis are enjoyed by gin drinkers around the world. With a bit of sharpness to it, the Negroni’s taste can be an acquired one for cocktail drinkers who are not used to their drinks having a bite to them. At the same time, this is why drinkers of the Negroni love it so much. Regular sweet vermouth will do just fine if that’s what you have, but Carpano Antica is The Millennium Road’s sweet vermouth of choice.
Here's the recipe:
- 1oz gin
- 1oz Campari
- 1oz Carpano Antica (or 1oz regular sweet vermouth)
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Fill mixing glass up with ice and stir 20 times. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel or slice.