One of the most popular cocktails of the past decade, the Negroni has roots in Italy in the early 20th century. It is said to have been invented by the Italian Count Camillo Negroni. Who while at Bar Casoni in Florence, demanded that the bartender strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the usual soda water with gin. To further differentiate the drink, an orange peel rather than the typical lemon peel was used as a garnish. Since then, the recipe hasn't changed, and it calls for equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Another spirit-forward cocktail on this list, the famous Italian aperitif, Campari, lends the Negroni a delicious bittersweet flavor.
30ml Sweet Vermouth
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold. Then strain into an old fashioned (rocks) glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.