negroniThe Negroni Cocktail is a wonderful apertif, or pre dinner cocktail.  Its bitter and herbacious taste will whet the appetite for the meal to come. Its lovely red hue will set a festive tone for gatherings in all seasons.


1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz campari
Slice of orange or orange rind for garnish


Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Pour at once into a chilled cocktail glass of your choosing.  Garnish with orange.

If the taste is too strong for your palate, top it off with some plain seltzer water or club soda.