By Scott Prisco
The Negroni was first invented in Florence Italy in the early 20th century. The legend has it that a guy by the name of Camillo Negroni, while at a bar named Casoni, asked the bartender to replace the soda water in his favorite cocktail the Americano with gin to make it stronger. To further differentiate the bartender replaced the lemon peel with an orange peel and the Negroni was born.
The Priscotty Pure Negroni is our take on the classic drink. Instead of gin, we use mezcal, a Mexican liquor made from the agave plant. We also sub out the sweet vermouth for dry vermouth. The mezcal’s smokiness balances out the bitterness of the Campari and vermouth to create a sophisticated, yet refreshing cocktail. Give it a try, and leave a comment letting us know your thoughts below.
- 1-ounce Mezcal
- 1-ounce Campari
- 1-ounce Dry Vermouth
- Garnish: Orange Peel
- 1 large Circular Or Square Ice Cube
How To Prepare
- Add the Mezcal, Campari, and Dry Vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until well-chilled.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with a large ice cube.
- Garnish with an orange peel.
- Drink responsibility, and enjoy!