The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail; a bitter apertivo enjoyed before a meal or with appetizers. Then there’s a “wrong” Negroni, which is just right for me!
A lot of people love the Negroni, which is why it’s a classic found in many bars and cocktail recipe books around the world. But for many, the classic Negroni is an acquired taste. For me, it’s too bitter. I may have one if I want to make sure I drink very slowly!
Recipe #1: A classic Negroni is equal parts Gin, Campari (the bitter) and red Vermouth. Stir with ice and serve with an orange slice.
The Negroni Sbagliato (“spa-lee-ah-toe”, an Italian word meaning “wrong”), took no getting used to for me. It still has a touch of bitter to make it interesting, but not so much to make you pucker.
Recipe #2: The Negroni Sbagliato is equal parts Prosecco (or any sparkling dry white wine), Campari, and red Vermouth. Stir with ice and serve with an orange slice.
Cin-cin! Salute! (Cheers, to your health)