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Cocktails by Consensus: The Negroni

Generally the Negroni is considered a “pre-dinner” drink. The bitters, often Campari is designed to stimulate the appetite before a meal. Apertifs and Digestifs in particular are more common in Italian culture; therefore the reputed origin of the Negroni- say Florence, Italy, somewhere around 1919?

Regardless of origin, this drink is classic; however uncommon it may be. In its most general form a Negroni consists of gin (surprise, surprise!), sweet red vermouth, and a bitters/campari. Though in theory an alternative like Cynar could be used, most cocktailians seem to agree that this is a drink for Campari.

  Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Gin 1 part 1 oz. 1 oz. 1.5 oz. Vemouth 1 part 3/4 oz. 1 oz. 1.5 oz. Campari 1 part 1 oz. 1 oz. 1.5 oz. Soda splash optional       Garnish slice of orange burnt orange orange twist lemon peel

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Usually the joke behind the title “cocktails by consensus” is that there is no consensus. But for the Negroni- we have a nearly unanimous recipe. The 1:1:1 ratio is present in 3 of our recipes.

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