Cowboy Negroni, a Real Life Italian Cocktail Loving Count

Cowboy Negroni, a Real Life Italian Cocktail Loving Count

When I first started this blog I knew I would include a lot of cocktails. That's partly how I chose the cute (nursery rhyme) name Sippity Sup. For a while I was one of the few food bloggers mixing (pardon the metaphor) drinks and food on one website. But eating and drinking is a winning combination and pretty soon lots of folks pulled up a bar stool and joined me at the dinner table.As a result, naturally, I lost a bit of interest in cocktails– editorially speaking. So I started doing more wine pairings and fewer cocktails. But dammit I miss my cocktails. I miss the sophisticated allure they bring to my blog. But mostly I miss the research that goes into writing about cocktails. Especially classic cocktails. So today I am jumping back on the wagon (not that I really ever "fell off" the wagon) with the Negroni, one of my very favorite classic quaffs.It was named for a certain Count Negroni. Who was supposedly an Italian nobleman who liked to order a popular cocktail of the Prohibition era known in Italy as an Americano (read more about that drink here). Now Count Negroni supposedly preferred his Americano with no club soda. To fill the void the soda once occupied he supposedly directed the bartender to "put some gin in there instead."That's quite a story. Romantic. Sophisticated. Fanciful even. That is why I used the word supposedly so perfunctorally! The truth in these enchanting cocktail tales is often lost in a boozy haze. So I cover my editorial ass with the word supposedly. But guess what? When it comes to Count Negroni, it turns out it was all true. And this Count was one cool dude.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz london dry gin
  • 3/4 oz campari
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 orange twist
Read the whole recipe on SippitySup- Serious Fun Food