This cocktail is the descendant of the Americano cocktail. In 1919 at Caffè Casoni in Florence, Italy, “Count” Camillo Negroni asked the bartender to bolster his Americano by replacing the soda water with gin. The bartender used an orange slice to signify the cocktail as being different from the Americano. Orson Welles, Tennessee Williams, and Ian Fleming were all fans of this classic that can be found in almost every bar.
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz Campari
Garnish: orange twist
Prep: Stir, strain and garnish.