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Negroni, a Tuscan drink

Story and recipe of the famous Tuscan cocktail

Did you know that Negroni was born in Florence? Between 1919 and 1920 (we don't the know exact month or day) Count Camillo Negroni and the young barman Fosco Scarselli of the Caffè Casoni created the "solito" that can be translated into the usual. They simply used the Americano as the basis and added plenty of gin to it. 

Negroni: one part of gin, one part of sweet vermouth, and one part of Campari - Thank you Eating Europe for the cocktail lesson
Negroni: one part of gin, one part of sweet vermouth, and one part of Campari - Thank you Eating Europe for the cocktail lesson - Credit: Flavia Cori - Visit Tuscany Social media team

After a long time and its success they began calling it Negroni (Camillo and Fosco were good friends). Today Negroni is one of the most requested drinks in Florence during the aperitivo ritual. Here is the recipe: one part of gin, one part of sweet vermouth, and one part of Campari. 

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