|IBA official cocktail|
|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard garnish||Orange slice|
|Standard drinkware||Old fashioned glass|
|Preparation||Stir into glass over ice, garnish and serve.|
|Negroni recipe at International Bartenders Association|
A traditionally made Negroni is stirred, not shaken, and built over ice in an old-fashioned or rocks glass and garnished with a slice of orange. Outside of Italy an orange peel is often used in place of an orange slice.
While the drink's origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was first mixed in Florence, Italy, in 1919, at Caffè Casoni (formerly Caffè Giacosa), on Via de' Tornabuoni and now called Caffè Roberto Cavalli. Pascal Olivier Count de Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink.
After the success of the cocktail, the Negroni family founded Negroni Distillerie in Treviso, Italy, and produced a ready-made version of the drink, sold as Antico Negroni 1919. One of the earliest reports of the drink came from Orson Welles in correspondence with the Coshocton Tribune while working in Rome on Cagliostro in 1947, where he described a new drink called the Negroni, "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other."
Cocktail historian David Wondrich researched Camillo Negroni, whose status as a count is questionable, but whose grandfather, Luigi Negroni, was indeed a count.
Descendants of General Pascal Olivier de Negroni, Count de Negroni, say he was the Count Negroni who invented the drink in 1857 in Senegal. A Corse-Matin Sunday Edition article from 1980 says he invented the drink around 1914. An article in the New Hampshire Union Leader reported on the controversy.
- Americano: 1 oz Campari, 1 oz sweet red vermouth, a splash of soda
- Cardinale: uses dry vermouth in place of sweet vermouth.
- Boulevardier: uses whiskey in place of gin
- Old Pal: uses dry vermouth and Canadian rye whisky.
- Agavoni or Tegroni: uses tequila in place of gin.
- Dutch Negroni: uses Jenever for the London dry gin
- Fergroni: uses Punt e Mes vermouth, in the style of chef Fergus Henderson[non-primary source needed]
- Negroni sbagliato: uses sparkling white wine or Prosecco in place of gin
- Old ‘Groni: uses Old Tom-style gin in place of the usual London dry gin.
- White Negroni: gin, Lillet blanc, and Suze.
- Negroscan: a Norwegian drink that uses traditional akvavit instead of gin
- Queen's Negroni: A British variant which replaces the Campari with Pimm's
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The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.; Coshocton Tribune, 17 December 1947
- Regan, Gary (2015). The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. ISBN 978-1607747802. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "The newspaper article, "Corse Matin, 1980", Pascal". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- "Mark Hayward's City Matters". UnionLeader.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
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- Allan, M. Carrie (7 July 2017). "The White Negroni Has Become a New Classic". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.
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