Pronunciation: [neh-GROH-nee]

A cocktail made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet or dry vermouth (classically sweet), stirred together with ice, then strained into a cocktail glass, topped with a splash of soda and garnished with a lemon twist. Legend has it that it was created in 1919 when Italian Count Camillo Negroni asked a Florence bartender to add gin to his americano.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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