- YZAGUIRRE SELECTION 1884 VERMOUTH
- ORANGE TWIST
In a mixing glass with plenty of ice, add one part of Yzaguirre Selection 1884 Vermouth, one part of a good gin and another part of bitters or your favorite bitter. Stir for 20 seconds until the mixture is very cold and strain into a low or old-fashion glass that is at this same temperature. Cut a very long and thin orange peel, avoiding the white part as much as possible, and add it throughout the glass.
TIP: There are round or perfectly square ice molds, which will give it a more sophisticated touch.
Easy to make and refreshingly bitter, the Negroni is said to have been invented in Florence by the intrepid Italian Count Camillo Negroni in the early 20th century. While at Bar Casoni in this city, he asked the bartender to fortify his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the usual sparkling water with gin. To further differentiate the drink, the bartender also used an orange peel instead of the typical lemon peel.
It's a widely accepted story, and it's documented in 'Sulle Tracce del Conte: La Vera Storia del Cocktail Negroni', which was written by Lucca Picchi, the head waiter at Caffe Rivoire in Florence, and which translates as 'In the footsteps of el Conde: the true story of the Negroni cocktail'. The Count's substitution resulted in one of the most popular shaken drinks ever, as the Negroni stands alongside the likes of the Manhattan in the pantheon of classics.
Few cocktails have encouraged more frenetic experimentation than the beloved Negroni over the course of its 100-year history. His gin, bitters and sweet vermouth recipe has become the foundation on which generations of drink mixers have made their mark.