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Classic Negroni Cocktail

Serves: Makes 1 cocktail

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Ice cubes
1 ounce high-quality sweet vermouth, such as Dolin
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce London dry gin
Orange peel, for garnish


In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the vermouth, Campari and gin. Stir until well-chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice (see note). Twist the orange peel over the drink and then rub the peel around the rim of the glass. Drop the peel into the drink and serve.

Photo: Ramona King

About the recipe

This classic, bittersweet cocktail is a perfect aperitif. Make sure to seek out high-quality spirits here; since you're making the drink with equal portions of all of the components, you'll really be able to tell the difference. You can serve your negroni on the rocks, as pictured, or up, in a coupe glass.