Dear readers, I'm off for a week, I need a break - see you on September 9!
In the meantime, have a summer drink, the one I like best: Negroni done the classic way, following the Florentine recipe invented in the Café Casoni in 1919 at the behest of a client, Count Camillo Negroni. It simply involves adding gin to an Americano instead of the selz water. Then there's the more sophisticated Milan version which calls for an additional dash of angostura bitters.
Here's the basic recipe:
- one part gin
- one part red Vermouth (semi-sweet)
- one part bitter Campari
Serve in a tumbler with lots of ice, stir and decorate with a slice of orange (to distinguish it from the Americano traditionally done with lemon)
Enjoy, let me know how you like it!