Bitter and strong, the negroni is perhaps one of my favorite gin cocktails of all time. For serving, I eschew straight-sided martini glasses in favor of 4 ounce Nick and Nora glasses, named after the couple from the Thin Man movies. They're more elegant, easier to drink from, and at 4 ounces, I can have more drinks.Photo by Lynne Calamia
ACTIVE TIME: 5minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5minutes
1fluid ounceLondon dry gin, like Haymans
1fluid ouncesweet vermouth, I’m a fan of Punt e Mes
Combine gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Serve straight up with a twist of lemon.