Locktails with Lucas - The Negroni

The Negroni is is my all time favourite cocktail. It was originally created as an aperitif in Italy and is now one of the classic cocktails served in bars around the world. I fell in love with Negronis during six glorious (if slightly blurry) months I spent living in Milan, and it is a love affair that I have no plans to end. It’s my go to drink in bars when I am out but deliciously easy to make at home. 

The recipe is very simple.  It’s three equal parts of gin, red vermouth and Campari.  The better the gin and the vermouth, the better your Negroni will be.

Ingredients (one serving):

  • 3cl Gin
  • 3cl Red Vermouth 
  • 3cl Campari
  • Ice
  • Zest of orange for the garnish


1. Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into a mixing glass or jug with ice. Stir well until the outside of the glass feels cold.

2. Pour the liquid into a tumbler (preferable an old fashioned glass) and add 1 large ice cube.

3. For the garnish, peel the zest of fresh orange (don’t include any pith).  Twist the zest to extract the flavour and add it to your drink for the perfect flavour. 

4. Enjoy your drink!

And just in case you were wondering, it’s gluten-free and vegan. So it must be good for you!

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