Three ingredients in equal quantities, are the secret,
to a simple - balanced - strong and mature drink,
with aroma of herbs and spices.
A classic and constantly modern way.
Assuming that the cocktail culture, can be directly related to the bigger picture and philosophy that pervades a man, such as his dressing style, his social behaviour, the way he eats and above all the daily small habits that will determine who he really is, then each of us should know that ordering a Negroni at any bar in the world, has already won the impressions of the female patrons, and the true respect of bartenders and ... YOURS.
Simple, balanced, strong and mature ! ! !
Shouldn’t that be the character description of a modern man? Oh… and sensitive.
The character of a drink which is dominated by the aromas of herbs and spices, also requires a more delicate approach! Let's not rush we can characterize masculine drink. Personally, I find this approach somewhat outdated and the truth is that these characteristics would describe a very charming girl.
Since the late 19th century, Italians of the post-Renaissance, loved to eat and drink nicely, and besides their excellent wines, they produce the fine VERMOUTH and their complex sweet-bitter liqueurs, such as AMARO , FERNET and CAMPARI, a brand and a unique category by itself.
1 measure of Campari plus 1 of sweet red vermouth, ice and a slice of orange was the “IN” drink everywhere around the Italian world, from the markets of Milan until the hamlet Montzimpelo of mr. Ripley in the south.
And while Milan was the home of Campari, Turin was and is the spiritual home of red vermouth. And so the name of this aperitif, which was as sweet and as bitter required, for the appetite was simply Milano-Torino!
A few years later they added a bit of baking soda to make it "easier", lighter or more “American” to meet the visitors of the New World now... and even a few years later in 1919 in Florence and the famous Caffe Casoni (now called Caffe Giacosa, (which belongs to the designer Roberto Carvalli) walked in a Italian-American cowboy (!) named Camillo Negroni, who unintentionally changed the history.
Okay I'm exaggerating a bit, but his friend and bartender Fosco Scarselli agreed to follow his commandments and to strengthen the American version, using Gin instead of soda!
Soon the new drink became very popular in the caffe Fosco, with customers to ask for a NEGRONI. Camillo, himself, was quite "American" in order not to let the opportunity go to waste. Soon he opened in the city of Treviso a Negroni Distillery factory producing a pre-made version of the drink under the name Antico Negroni.
HOME MADE NEGRONI
-30 Ml Gin
-30 Ml Campari
-30 Ml Red Vermouth
Serve them directly in short glass (whisky glass), along with ice. Mix with a spoon. Add one slice of orange or orange peel after squizzing it with a simple pressure over the glass to give some scent.
Gin is a spirit with its main characteristic of dry herbal flavors.
Red Vermouth is an aperitif wine, mainly from muscatel grapes enhanced with herbs and a little brandy.
Campari is a bitter-sweet herbal liqueur and with spices crafted by Mr. Gaspare Campari in 1860.
We - in F.A.I.C.E. OnLine - for those who love rum and/or whiskey,
did not hesitate at all to enjoy it with a mature spirit of the Caribbean or Scotland!