The ultimate aperitivo, the Negroni was reportedly created in 1919 by a bartender at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy for Count Camillo Negroni when he requested his regular drink, the Americano, be strengthened by replacing the soda water with gin. The combination of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari can be a challenge to the uninitiated but once converted few ever turn away from this most assured blend of flavors.
1 oz Fords Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 orange slice for garnish
How to Mix
Measure ingredients into a mixing glass.
Fill with ice and stir using barspoon until well chilled.
Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass.
Garnish with an orange slice.
This cocktail is a twist on the classic negroni. The only difference in the two is the maple syrup that has been added and of course the bacon garnish. This is a great cocktail to make for Campari beginners because it balances the bitterness.
Some believe the Gimlet cocktail was named after a British Royal Navy doctor that may have served this to his crew in order to ward off scurvy. The lime juice and gin combination makes a classically refreshing cocktail served up or down over ice, it always delights.
Legendary London bartender Dick Bradsell created the Bramble in 1984 whilst working at Fred's Bar in London's lively Soho neighborhood. It was intended to be a quintessentially British cocktail inspired by British flavors. The Bramble rapidly became the go-to gin drink in many bartenders' repertoire and arguably propelled gin cocktails back into the limelight. Perhaps the only true "modern classic" cocktail.
The Bee's Knees is a Prohibition era cocktail whose namesake was a popular phrase meaning "the best". Essentially it is a gin sour with honey but, because of the exchange of flavors between the ingredients it becomes much more than its components. The
combination of jasmine and honey is as old as the hills and the jasmine flower botanicals used in Fords Gin ensure this cocktail sings.