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13 February 2023

Legend of an iconic cocktail: the Negroni

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The legend of an emblematic cocktail: Negroni

The origin :

Legend has it that an Italian accountant named Camillo Negroni was responsible for creating one of the world's most popular cocktails. The origin of the Negroni would therefore be in Florence. He discovered gin during his travels and was a cocktail lover.

One day, he decided to give his favourite cocktail, the Americano, a boost by asking the bartender to replace the sparkling water with gin. 

In 1919, the bartender modified the recipe by adding Campari, vermouth and gin in equal parts in a glass, topped with an orange garnish.

The result was a stronger, punchier cocktail that quickly gained popularity. Since then, the Negroni has become a world-famous classic, appreciated for its perfect balance of Campari's bitterness, vermouth's sweetness and gin's strength.

In conclusion, the legend of the Count Camillo Negroni shows how a simple modification of a traditional cocktail could lead to the creation of a timeless classic. Today, this classic is served in bars around the world and remains a popular choice for cocktail lovers.