Imagine the fresh juniper taste of gin, the botanical essence of vermouth, and the balanced bitterness of Campari. Combine the three and you have the essential elements of an Italian classic, a Negroni cocktail. Add this amazing aperitif to your summer rotation with our favorite recipe below!

What You'll Need

  • lowball glassware (short tumbler)
  • ice
  • bar spoon
  • measuring cup aka jigger in bartender speak
  • Chef's knife or peeler
bartender with oranges and bar spoon

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Step #1: Just Chill

Place glassware in the freezer to chill for about 7 minutes.

ice cubes

Step #2: Ice Is Nice

Fill chilled glass with ice. Peel orange into a small spiral or thinly slice.

Step #3: Triple Threat

Pour in gin, Campari, and vermouth.

Step #4: Stir It Up

Using bar spoon, stir all ingredients until evenly dispersed.

Step #5: Garnish

Add an orange peel or slice for garnish.

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