The Negroni is one of our favorite drinks here at Made In, so we decided to ask one of our favorite bartenders for her favorite version of it.
“Negronis are a real staple, and it’s something I’ll always order at a bar,” says Ivy. “It’s hard to mess up but at the same time, difficult to perfect."
While a Negroni’s classic proportions are 1 ounce gin, 1 ounce Campari, and 1 ounce sweet vermouth, Ivy likes to mix things up.
“Maybe it’s just because I’m a professional drinker, but my version goes heavy on the gin,” she says, “equal parts just doesn’t make the best drink.”Her gin of choice is Junipero, a gin that’s as heavy on notes of Juniper as possible. This works extremely well, she says, when paired with the classic Italian bitter of Campari. As for the sweet vermouth, Ivy likes Cocchi di Torino.
But perhaps most importantly, you can’t skip over the orange peel at the end. “It’s essential,” Ivy says, “it brings out all of the notes of orange in the Campari and Sweet Vermouth and creates the perfect harmony of juniper, bitters, and sweet flavors.”
We asked Ivy Mix for her take on the classic cocktail.
Add all ingredients, except for the orange peel, to a mixing glass filled with ice.
Stir until chilled, and strain into a Drinking Glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.