The Negroni is one of those classic cocktails that is easy to make, and so easily enjoyed. Created by Count Camillo Negroni and bartender Fosco Scarselli in Italy in 1919, the contrasting flavors of the spirit, bitters, and vermouth combine perfectly for something totally refreshing and quite sophisticated. We use equal parts of each spirit for easy remembering, but some recipes will suggest slightly more spirit. Do as you wish. Try substituting rye whisky for gin in this recipe, you have yourself a new cocktail, the Boulevardier! Or, with the whisky, try dry vermouth, and you have the Old Pal.
1 oz Watershed Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica (or your favorite) sweet vermouth
Combine all three ingredients in a shaker of ice, shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass, or over a large rock in a rocks glass. Garnish with citrus peel.