Negroni : : Cocktail of the Week


- Rogue Society Gin

- Vermouth

- Campari

- Rogue Society Gin

- Ice

- Orange

- Toothpick




- Put equal parts sweet vermouth, Campari and Rogue Society Gin into a rocks glass.

- Add ice and give the drink a good stir, mixing the ingredients and cooling the drink.

- Get an orange and cut off a bit of the rind, take all the bitter white pith off the peel, poke a toothpick through it and put it into your drink to garnish.

- Serve, and enjoy.



I've always found this cocktail to be a strange combination of an Old fashioned and a Martini. Made with the similar grace and patience that has typified an Old Fashioned, but with a simple crispness that has stemmed from the Martini. To some extent, a perfect balance.


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It's flavour is definitely filed under unique, and is certainly not for everyone. But I can assure you, if this drink is right up your alley, you will struggle to order anything else with the same degree of confidence. Its appearance is something else, sporting a unique transparent mix of orange and pink, and usually garnished with a toothpick and orange, you will not be mistaking it for water anytime soon.



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As the story goes, 1920's Count Cammillo Negroni ordered an Americano with Gin, the result being something that no one expected. Fosco Scarselli, the bar tender at Florence's Cafe Casoni, had the huge fortune that day to make the first ever Negroni. He possibly doesn't know the affect on society that drink has had over the years. It has become, over time, a part of the furniture when it comes to the cocktail world, and has created its fair share of inspiration for many drinks that followed. Famous American actor and writer Orson Welles famously wrote, "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the Gin is bad for you. They balance each other".

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