Named for Count Camillo Negroni, who, while visiting Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy one evening in 1919, asked the bartender to add a little zip to his Americano (red Vermouth and Campari) with a splash of gin. A popular new drink was born, the Negroni cocktail.
- 1 1/2 oz London Dry Gin
- 3/4 oz Campari
- 3/4 oz Sweet or Dry Vermouth
- 1 splash Club Soda (optional)
Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist