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.
Photography: Spencer Staats
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2012
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- Orange twist, for garnish
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.