New to Negroni?
The Negroni is a cocktail comprised of Campari, gin and sweet red vermouth in equal proportions. Like all the best legends, there is plenty of debate as to its creation with popular opinion crediting Fosco Scarselli, the bartender of Caffè Casoni in Florence in 1919 for fortifying the Count Camillo Negroni's Americano with gin.
Perhaps there is more evidence of a romantic gesture on the part of one General Pascal Negroni, who was Base Commander for the French Army's colony of Saint Louis in Senegal in the mid 19th century, and is said to have created the Negroni in honour of his marriage to Blanche Gérard-Fontallard in 1857.
Regardless of which side of the argument you lean towards, the Negroni is most usually taken as an apéritif to whet the appetite and ready the tastebuds for a great meal. Always serve over ice and garnish with a twist of orange peel.
About the 924 Negroni
Almost a century after its creation, three Melbourne neighbours and Negroni enthusiasts met one winter’s night for their regular debrief on life. This is always a convivial occasion where professional conundrums, family milestones, new opportunities and the joys and pitfalls of imbibing are unfailingly on the agenda.
Given the occasion, our favourite drop was very much the topic of conversation, specifically how deceptively difficult it is to perfect this beguiling beverage, and ensure a consistently good pour, every time. The penny dropped in unison and two very long months later our patience was rewarded and there was no turning back.
Blended by hand using the classic mix of equal parts Campari, gin and sweet red vermouth, The 924 Negroni is aged in new French oak and will provide a rich and vibrant beginning (or end) to your evening's gastronomic adventure.
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