If you like a drink that isn't overly sweet and that has a nice balance of flavors, you should definitely try the Negroni cocktail. It's wonderful in it's simplicity, and so easy that even a complete beginner can prepare it with ease. You will find variations of the drink online, but the most classic preparation is best in this case.
Things You'll Need
- 1 part (1/2 ounce) Sweet Red Vermouth (1/2 ounce)
- 1 part (1/2 ounce) Campari
- 1 part (1/2 ounce) London Dry Gin
- Orange peel for garnish
Step 1: Gather your Ingredients and Tools
You don't need anything fancy like a cocktail shaker to make a Negroni. This drink is stirred, not shaken. A vegetable peeler is really the only tool you need for creating the garnish. A jigger is helpful, but a liquid measuring cup will also get the job done.
Step 2: Peel the Orange
Peel off a nice slice of zest to use as garnish. Save the orange for another use.
Step 3: Pour the Vermouth
In a short glass filled with ice, add the sweet red vermouth.
Step 4: Add the Campari
Pour in the Campari.
Step 5: Add the Gin
Pour in the gin.
Step 6: Stir
Stir the ingredients together.
Step 7: Garnish and Serve
Garnish with the orange peel and enjoy.