Short & Boozy

Preptime: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

There once was a company in Milano called Campari, and they made (and still make) Campari. In Torino, a stone's throw south-westward, they have the first Italian laws around vermouth. So the classic mix of Campari and Vermouth is called a Milano-Torino. Add sparkling water and now it's an Americano. Replace soda with gin, and it's a negroni. Add sparkling wine in lieu af soda/gin, and it's a Negroni Sbagliato. Why Negroni? Nobody really knows. Maybe it's a rodeo clown claiming to be an Italian count, maybe it's a French brigadier general, maybe it's officers in North Africa shouting at local staff. As with so much cocktail history, it happened in bars, so they forgot to write it down.


  • Rocks glass
  • Measuring cup / jigger
  • Bar spoon


  • 3 cl gin
  • 3 cl red vermouth
  • 3 cl campari
  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice
  2. Add gin, vermoth and campari into the glass
  3. Stir to mix
  4. Add an orange slice
  5. Serve the cocktail

Spirits used to make Negroni

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