The Negroni: A Curious Cocktail with a Colourful Past
The clinking of ice cubes, the vibrant hue of ruby red, and the harmonious blend of bitter and sweet - introducing the Negroni, a cocktail that's as rich in history as it is in flavour.
The Negroni is not just a cocktail, it's a journey through time, capturing the essence of Italian zest for life.
Legend has it that the Negroni was born in Florence, Italy, in the early 20th century. Count Camillo Negroni, a Florentine nobleman, walked into Caffè Casoni with a peculiar request. Tired of his regular Americano cocktail, he asked the bartender to strengthen it with a splash of gin instead of soda water. The bartender, Fosco Scarselli, obliged and also added an orange garnish instead of the typical lemon. Thus, the Negroni was born and named after the Count who invented it.
A Negroni is a symphony of flavors. The bitterness of Campari is beautifully balanced by the sweetness of vermouth. When combined with the botanicals from gin, it creates a cocktail that is complex yet refreshingly straightforward. The finishing touch, a twist or slice of orange, adds a citrusy aroma that elevates the entire drinking experience.
Over the years, the Negroni has seen numerous variations.
The most famous perhaps is the Negroni Sbagliato, which means "mistaken" in Italian.
Legend says it was created when a bartender mistakenly used sparkling wine instead of gin. But as they say, sometimes, mistakes turn out to be delightful surprises!
Whether you're a cocktail enthusiast or a newbie, the Negroni promises a taste that intrigues and delights.
So, the next time you're browsing our web menu app, why not give this classic Italian concoction a try?
Cheers to history, curiosity, and, most importantly, good taste!
The robust flavors of the Negroni make it a versatile cocktail for pairing. Whether it's an appetizer board with olives and cheeses or a hearty Italian main course, the Negroni holds its own, complementing a range of flavors.