As the legend goes, this classic cocktail was first created for Count Camillo Negroni in 1919 at Café Casoni in Florence, Italy. When prepared using the original recipe, this Italian apéritif is stirred with 1/3 Gin, 1/3 Campari, and 1/3 Vermouth Rosso, then, strained into a chilled glass with ice, and garnished with an Orange Slice.
But, even a great cocktail benefits from a little creativity. So, we are taking you on a quick trip around the globe –from Rome to Barcelona to Buenos Aires, to see how bartenders, internationally, are honoring this world-renowned classic.
La Dolce Vitae – Rooftop Bar at Majestic Hotel & Spa
Located in the Catalan capital’s most luxurious five-star property, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, La Dolce Vitae creates a variety of handcrafted cocktails while enjoying rooftop views of the city’s remarkable landmarks, including its most popular, Sagrada Familia.
For cocktail aficionados seeking a unique take on the classic Italian cocktail, La Dolce Vitae substitutes Gin with Cava (Spanish sparkling wine), poured directly into an Old-Fashioned glass with ice cubes. Also made with equal pours of chilled red Vermouth and Campari, and served with a slice of Orange.
Passeig de Gràcia, 68, 08007 Barcelona, SPAIN; hotelmajestic.es; @majestichotel
Vico Wine Bar
While the Vico Wine Bar has a huge selection of nearly 150 wines that can be sampled in one of three sizes, self-served by specialized wine taps, it also serves a perfect spot for cocktail aficionados.
Negroni Della Casa
Heraclito London Dry Gin, Campari, Argentine Vermouth, a touch of Soda and topped off with an Orange Peel.
Gurruchaga 1149, Buenos Aires (Palmero Viejo), ARGENTINA; vicowinebar.com.ar; @vicowinebar
Hidden in the Villa Crespo neighborhood, 878 Bar is known for offering more than 100 whiskies and classic cocktails made by Javier Sosa.
Esperando A Los Forzudos
Locally-made Buenos Aires Gin, La Fuerza Vermouth, Punt e Mes and Campari.
Thames 878, Buenos Aires (Villa Crespo), ARGENTINA ; 878bar.com.ar; @878bar
Bar 21 at Hotel Meditteraneo
The Hotel Meditteraneo, part of the Bettoja Hotels Collection, is admired for its marvelous Art Déco architectural design, and its bar is often chosen as the setting for both national and international movies, and, currently, the popular Netflix series; “Suburra”.
Original Italian Negroni
Gin, Bitter Campari, and Vermouth Rosso, garnished with Orange Slice.
Via Cavour, 15 – 00184 Rome, ITALY; romehotelmediterraneo.it/bar-21; @bettoja_hotel_roma
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