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The Negroni

Entry Date: June 2010

About the Drink

Negroni (cocktail) entry in Wikipedia


Preferred Formulations

Gary Regan, ICE Master Judge
"The incredible aspect of the Negroni that not everyone understands is that it works every time, no matter what brands of gin or sweet vermouth you use. And you can slap my wrist and call me Deborah if it doesn't also work no matter what ratios you use, too. Seriously. Go up on the gin, go up on the Campari, go up on the vermouth. These three ingredients are soul mates, and they support each other no matter how you try to fool them. The classic recipe calls for equal parts of all three ingredients, but I'm fond of my gin, so . . .

60 ml (2 oz) gin
30 ml (1 oz) Campari
30 ml (1 oz) sweet vermouth
1 orange twist, for garnish

Pour all of the ingredients into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass and stir briefly. Add the garnish."

Dale DeGroff, ICE Master Judge
"1 oz Campari
1 oz Italian sweet vermouth
1 oz Beefeater gin

Build all the ingredients in a double old fashioned glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a generous orange slice."

LeNell Smothers, ICE Master Judge
"Equal parts Campari or Luxardo red amari, sweet vermouth, and gin on the rocks with a slice of orange."

Jamie Boudreau, ICE Master Judge
"I prefer mine a little gin heavy so:

1 1/2 oz gin (any good brand: Beefeater, Plymouth depends on the mood)
1 oz Sweet vermouth (Dolin is preferred, but again any good brand: Carpano, Cinzanno, etc)
3/4 oz Campari or even better Gran Classico Bitter

Serve it on the rocks in the summer and straight up in the winter.
Orange twist if you please!"

Ryan Magarian, ICE Master Judge
"1 ½ oz. Dry Gin
1 oz. Campari Italian Bitters
1 oz. Martini and Rossi Sweet vermouth (from a just opened bottle, for best

In an ice-cold pint mixing glass, carefully measure in spirits and fill glass with ice. Stir for twenty seconds and, finally strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a wide lemon disc after expressing it's oils over the top of the drink."