Proper Cocktails

Negroni - Camparinette

Don't yell at me. This drinks is hard to pin down.

Built in an old fashioned glass with cube ice, served with flamed orange peel.

Variations

Here are the requirements:

After that, things get murkey.

Proportions: I have seen: 1.25 ounces gin, 1 ounce Campari, .75 ounces vermouth. I have seen 2 ounces gin, 1 ounce Campari, 1 ounce vermouth. I very much enjoy Carpano Antiquea Formula for the vermouth. I have also seen Punt e Mes subbing in for the standard sweet vermouth.

Build: I have seen this built in a glass with ice. I have seen this stirred and strained, served up. I have seen this stirred and strained - served on large ice in an old fashioned glass. I have seen this shaken. Please do not shake this drink.

Orange: I have seen a flamed orange peel, with an additional orange peel garnish. I have seen just an orange peel garnish. I have seen (but do not recommend) an orange wedge garnish. I have seen orange bitters.

The truth of the matter is, most every way you make it - it is delicious.

Origin

A heavier variation of the Americano developed in the early 20th century.