20ml Martini Rosso
2 wedges of orange
Squeeze the juice from the orange wedges and stir with the rest of the ingredients over ice. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a clove studded orange slice
The Negroni was invented by Count Camillo Negroni in 1919. The drink has its origins in the Americano, which is a mix of Campari, Martini Rosso and soda. The count walked into Caf Casoni in Florence and, fancying something a little stronger, he asked the bartender to add a dash of gin to his Americano; the Negroni was born. It is one of our favourite cocktails but can be a little bitter for some tastes. This simple variation uses Campari’s natural affinity for orange to soften the drink, and indeed a little less Campari than the original count’s recipe. Here we’ve added cloves for an element of seasonal spice.