The most widely reported version of this drink’s origin is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. Legend tells that Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite cocktail – the Americano – by replacing the soda water with gin. Scarselli added an orange garnish, rather than the lemon you’d usually get with an Americano, and the drink took off. Before long, everyone was coming into the bar for a ‘Negroni.’ Here's our take on the classic.
30ml Masons The Original gin
30ml spiced vermouth
Garnish: Orange zest
- Fill a rocks glass with ice and leave for 2 minutes to chill
- Add all ingredients to the glass and stir for 30 seconds until chilled
- Slice and twist some orange zest over the glass before adding in to garnish
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Made the Masons Way
In pursuit of a gin that tasted exceptional, our founders, Karl and Cathy Mason decided to take matters into their own hands. With a simple mission to create the finest gin, Yorkshire’s first gin distillery burst to life on World Gin Day in 2013.