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Bitter, Better, and a Splash of Sass: Decoding the Negroni Cocktail in Luxury Libations

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

Cocktail Recipe By Mixologist Keshaav Thapa

Edited & Presented By Delhi Royale


Prep Time : 5 mins | Difficulty : Easy | Serves : 1

Cocktails Negroni

The Negroni is a famous Italian cocktail, consisting of one portion of gin, one portion of rosso vermouth (red, semi-sweet), and one portion of Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered as an apéritif.

In an old-fashioned or rocky glass, a traditionally made Negroni is mixed, not shaken, and built over ice and garnished with a slice of orange. An orange peel is however preferred outside of Italy in place of an orange slice.

Negroni Cocktail Calories

The Negroni, a classic blend of gin, vermouth, and Campari, is known for its bold flavors, but also its moderate calorie count. With about 200 calories per serving, it allows cocktail enthusiasts to indulge in sophistication without compromising on mindful consumption.

𝗜𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 -:

  • 30ml The Botanist (GIN) infused with Hibiscus tea,

  • 30 ml Campari

  • 30ml Sweet vermouth

  • Fresh rosemary

Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Method -:

Step 1.

Keep your favourite Gin infused overnight with Hibiscus tea.

Step 2.

Combine all ingredients in an Mixing glass Smash fresh rosemary between your palm and dropped into mixing glass.

Step 3.

Now stir with an ice strain over an old fashioned glass. Keep your love in form of fresh rosemary on top. Enjoy your lovely negroni with a twist.

Smoking Negroni

Elevating the Negroni experience, the smoking Negroni infuses a theatrical touch. As the cocktail is prepared, oak chips smolder, imparting a subtle smokiness. This innovative twist adds depth to the classic blend of gin, vermouth, and Campari, creating a sensory delight that engages both the palate and the senses.

Negroni Cocktail Variations

The Negroni cocktail, a classic concoction with a century-long legacy, has inspired a myriad of inventive variations. Mixologists around the globe have embraced the challenge to put their spin on this timeless blend of gin, vermouth, and Campari. From barrel-aged interpretations to innovative flavor infusions, Negroni variations cater to diverse palates. Some boast floral notes with the addition of elderflower liqueur, while others venture into smoky realms by incorporating mezcal. Whether adorned with citrus twists or infused with exotic botanicals, the Negroni's adaptability has led to a tantalizing array of interpretations, ensuring there's a perfect variation for every discerning cocktail enthusiast.

Negroni Origins

The Negroni, a cocktail hailed for its simplicity and a tantalizing touch of bitterness, boasts a rich history that traces back to the early 20th century in Florence, Italy. The ingenious Italian Count Camillo Negroni is credited with the cocktail's invention, a bold move made at Bar Casoni. Seeking to fortify his favored Americano, the Count urged the bartender to replace the customary soda water with gin. In a further stroke of innovation, an orange peel was introduced, a departure from the conventional lemon peel.

History Negroni

This intriguing narrative is widely embraced and meticulously chronicled in "Sulle Tracce del Conte: La Vera Storia del Cocktail Negroni" by Lucca Picchi, the esteemed head bartender at Caffe Rivoire in Florence. Translated as "In the Footsteps of the Count: The True Story of the Negroni Cocktail," the book cements the Negroni's status as a classic, standing shoulder to shoulder with iconic drinks like the Martini and Manhattan.

The Count's daring substitution birthed not just a cocktail but a legend. The Negroni, renowned for its stirred preparation, has become a cornerstone of mixology, inspiring countless variations over its century-long journey. Today, this bitter elixir is not merely a drink; it's a symbol of experimentation, with myriad iterations gracing the menus of restaurants and cocktail bars worldwide. The Negroni's legacy is not just in its enduring originality but in its ability to incite a century of frenzied mixological exploration.

Bartender And Mixologist

Keshaav Thapa, Beverage Epicure & Connoisseur, Master Draught Champion India 2017, and evening podcaster on 'Express Life with Cocktail.' Thanks to Keshaav for sharing his Negroni Cocktail recipe, offering a sip of his expertise and passion for mixology. Cheers to the maestro behind the cocktail curtain !

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