Food & Drink

How to make The Only Negroni You'll Ever Need

negroni cocktail

Have some gin lying around from when you made your last Martini? Good. Now let cocktail savant Joaquín Simó -- owner of NYCs Pouring Ribbons and Tales of the Cocktail's 2012 Bartender of the Year -- show you how to turn that into The Only Negroni You'll Ever Need.

Make sure you've got the ingredients: Campari, sweet vermouth, gin, ice, orange peel.

negroni ingredients

As far as ingredients go, just remember good Negronis come in threes: Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.

negroni campari

1oz of that Campari, into the mixing glass.

negroni sweet vermouth

Next up is 1oz sweet vermouth. Cocchi Vermouth di Torino won't overpower things, so all ingredients can share equal responsibility for making your mouth happy.

negroni gin

Things are about to get serious: 1oz of overproof gin. Our man chose Perry's Tot Navy Strength, which sounds a little terrifying in the best way possible.

negroni ice

Add some ice.

negroni stir

And stir it like you mean it. This sucker is gonna have a kick to it, but have no fear, as it's served on the rocks and'll continuously dilute.

negroni pour

Cap that baby with a strainer and pour your mixed masterpiece into a rocks glass.

negroni orange peel garnish

Joaquín says Italian drinks should be garnished lavishly (and the bartender is always right), so top it off with some trimmed orange peel. 

And, of course, you want to know how to make a garnish that kinda looks as if Orange Batman is chilling in your drink. The quick tutorial above will get him there.

negroni

And there you have it: The Only Negroni You'll Ever Need.

negroni ingredients list