The 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.