WHAT IS A NEGRONI?
It’s a gin based cocktail that originated in Florence, Italy in the 1900’s. It was first mixed at Caffè Casoni. A count named Camillo Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender to to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the americano by adding gin rather than the usual soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than lemon which is the garnish of the Americano in order signify that it was a different drink.
WHY IS IT THE NAME OF MY BLOG?
Once upon a time, my knowledge of cocktails was extremely limited, meaning I only knew how to order vodka and cranberry juice, rum and coke, and the occasional margarita. Little did I know there was a whole new world to experiment when it came to cocktails. I was lucky enough to find my boyfriend who is a mixologist with 11 years of experience in the industry and the owner and founder of Cocktails by Spence. When we started dating he introduced me to a variety of cocktails including one of his favorites, the classic Negroni and I fell in love with it. He would actually encourage me to order them when we would go on date nights because he wanted me to look at the bartenders’ reactions. It was hilarious to say the least. They would be dumbfounded at my request because a Negroni, is known to be a “men’s drink” and I was and still am amused. I have a strong character and I dislike being out in a box because I am a woman, so when I created my blog I wanted to use it as a platform to showcase my passion for women empowerment and for equality, with this in mind, I proudly named my blog Ladies Drink Negronis.
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
Contributed by Spencer Taliaferro
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Sweet vermouth
- 1 oz Gin
- Garnish: Orange twist
- Glass: Old Fashioned
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice, stir for 30 seconds, strain over a big ice block and garnish with an orange peel expressed.
If you want to see more of my boyfriend’s creative cocktails head over to his Instagram!
Hope you all enjoyed 🙂