The Negroni – Mark’s favorite drink.

From dive bar to home bar, the Negroni is a classic that will never fail.

When it’s time for Friday cocktail hour, one of our favourites is the Negroni. The story goes it was invented in 1919 by a Florentine aristocrat, Count Camillo Negroni who wanted something stronger than his Americano. We don’t know how true that is, but we do know it’s a great drink to unwind with on a Friday arvo.

To make: mix equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and campari and serve over ice with a twist of orange peel.

Mixing a good Negroni is foolproof. It’s made of equal parts so all you need to do is add the ingredients into a rocks glass with ice and give it a few stirs. See? Easy. Add an orange twist if you want to increase the level of fancy.