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How to make a negroni

The negroni is strong with gin and campari, making it a solid choice for those who like their cocktail with a bite


Dating back to the early 1900s, the negroni's roots are most likely to come from Italy, when a bartender was asked to make a stronger version of an Americano. But one of the earliest mentions we're certain of is from actor Orson Welles in 1947 to the Coshocton Tribune. "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you," Welles said. "They balance each other." The gin and bitters cocktail has made its way into the hearts of many and is simple enough to make at home. We tapped into one of Chicago's best minds on classic cocktails at the Barrelhouse Flat to learn how to make it ourselves.

Negroni recipe:

2 oz of gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth

Combine all ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into glass of choice and garnish with an orange peel.

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