Classic Cocktail Recipes

CLASSIC COCKTAIL RECIPES

A brief guide to three of our favourite tipples.

NEGRONI

1 part Campari, 1 part Gin,
1 part sweet red Vermouth

The iconic cocktail was supposedly first crafted at Cajfe Casoni in Florence in 1919, when the Count Camillo Negroni requested that his friend and bartender, Forsco Scarselli, strengthen his Americana by switching soda water with gin. After some time traveling in America as a cowboy in his 20s, the Count Negroni had lived in London for several years, where (legend has it) he developed a love for gin. Not to be left out, the bartender Scarselli imparted his own twist on the drink by adding the signature orange garnish, instead of the lemon used in an Americana. The rest is cocktail history- crowds began to flock to Cajfe Casonifor the revered cocktail, now served and loved all over the world. For that, we'll raise a Negroni and say cheers to the Count.


MARGARITA

45ml Tequila,

15ml Cointreau

30ml Lime Juice

One of the earliest stories of the invention of the margarita dates back to 1938 at the restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California. Owner Carlos ''Danny" Herrera, the legends goes, created the drink for his customer ( and former Ziegfeld dancer) Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to Tequila.


OLD FASHIONED

60ml Bourbon or Rye

1 sugar cube

2 dashes Angostura bitters

A few dashes of plain water

The Pendennis Club, a gentlemen's club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky, claims the old fashioned cocktail was invented there.