The most widely reported version of this drink’s origin is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy, in 1919. Legend says Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail – the Americano – by replacing the soda water with gin. A Negroni is a bitter cocktail, but the vermouth and orange garnish add enough fruity sweetness to balance it out. One of the best things about this cocktail is how easy it is to make!

1.5 oz Artanical Gin
.75 oz bitter Italian liqueur
.75 oz sweet vermouth

Method: Stirred
Glassware: Rocks
Garnish: Expressed orange peel

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish.