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A classic Aperitif first served in Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caffè Campari in the 1860s. Very easy to make, low alcohol level and just tastes great on a hot summer day.

You’ll need:

  • 1 part Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 part Campari
  • Dash of Soda water
  • Orange peel

How to make it:

  1. Add plenty of ice to a mixer, and stir the alcohols well
  2. Strain into a large wine-glass, over a single large ice-cube if possible
  3. Add orange peel and serve

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A true summer classic, but as you can see I’m happy to have one in the winter at the fireplace.

Legend has it that this drink is a variation of the Americano, but “Count” Negroni (Who was not a count) found the drink to weak so asked the bartender to substitute the sparkling water with gin.

This is truly one of the easiest drinks to do well, and hardest to fuck up. If you are starting a home bar, I always say this is the first drink you need to be able to make!

What you will need:

  • Gin (I prefer Beefeater or Tanqueray)
  • Sweet Vermouth (Dolin is great and affordable, but any will do)
  • Campari

How to make it:

Stir all the ingredients well, strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with an Orange peel. Make sure to rub it a little around the edge to leave some for the nose.

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