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Negroni - He Spoke Style
Negroni - He Spoke Style


June 12th, 2014

Just as I love classic style, I also love classic cocktails and the Negroni is one of my all-time favorites. Made of equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, there’s beauty in its symmetrical simplicity as well as the interplay between dry, sweet, and bitter. Here’s how to make one.

Negroni Cocktail Recipe

1.25 oz. Gin
1.25 oz. Campari
1.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Combine the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass. Stir with ice and strain over ice into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

I’ve been making mine recently with Bombay Dry gin and Cinzano sweet vermouth. Use whatever spirits you like, but be sure to keep your gin dry and to choose a quality vermouth.

Bonus tip: Many people might not like vermouth because they’ve had spoiled vermouth—usually a bottle that’s been sitting around for months after that last cocktail party. After you open a bottle, make sure to keep it refrigerated. Vermouth is a fortified wine, and like all other wines, starts to go bad as soon as it’s opened. Refrigeration helps slow down this process.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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