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Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, the Negroni is a characterful classic cocktail that’s famous for its bitter-sweet, bold flavour. The story goes that the cocktail was first created in Florence in the 1920s, when Count Negroni asked for his Americano to be made with gin instead of soda water.

At the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel, the cocktail is prepared using vintage spirits, which are taken from Salvatore Calabrese’s extraordinary antique spirits cabinet. The resulting drink offers an intriguing depth of flavour and original twist on this beloved classic serve.


25ml 1970 Beefeater gin
25ml 1970 Campari
25ml 1970 Martini Rosso


Combine all three ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well

Serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass and garnish with an orange slice

To book a stay at Brown’s, email or call +44 20 7493 6020.

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