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You have a few options, you could head back to the home page, read an article from the blog or even check out some of my recent work and projects. Alternatively if you are feeling a little bit daring you could spend two minutes and watch the instructional, and dare I say educational, video above featuring one of my cultural heroes Mr. Anthony Bourdain and a Negroni.
The Negroni — A perfect balance of sweet, bitter and herbal, a good negroni will help wake up your senses. Legend has it that the drink was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, for Count Camillo Negroni, who requested that his normal cocktail, the americano, be fortified with something stronger. The bartender added gin and the Negroni was born. — Tony Conigliaro
In the video "Tony" talks you through the construction of a cocktail dear to my heart, the Negroni. It takes a while to find your cocktail of choice, a cocktail that hits the spot regardless of place, time or country. I forget where I encountered the Negroni but it's taken hold. But please, take Tony's advice, two is just enough. Enjoy!
Mix your own Negroni
I am no mixologist but the Negroni couldn't be simpler. Get yourself a nice Old Fashioned glass and the following ingredients.
- 1 part gin (Hendricks, Plymouth or Bombay Sapphire)
- 1 part sweet vermouth (AKA Martini Rosso)
- 1 part Campari
- Orange slice
Combine all ingredients over ice in your glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.