“The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.”
—Orson Welles writing from Rome in 1947 on the relative merits of the Negroni in a missive to the Ohio-based Coshocton Tribune.
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz Campari
Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist. Serves 1.