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The Negroni


Legend has it that this ruby-hued cocktail was developed in the early 20th century for an Italian count, Camillo Negroni, who, according to one account, picked up a taste for British gin while traveling in England to indulge his passion for horse racing.

negroni cocktail

Photography: Spencer Staats

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2012


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange twist, for garnish


  1. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. (Alternatively, combine ingredients in a tumbler and serve in the same glass.) Garnish with an orange twist.

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