Ballin’ and Beautiful: A cocktail illustration by Rudi de Wet

In this bi-weekly series, 10and5 collaborates with artists and illustrators to bring you fresh, tasty illustrations.

It’s by pure coincidence that we’re back at Door 221 this week trying one of Rudi de Wet’s favourite cocktails, the Negroni Monster. The classic Negroni was invented in Italy during the early 1900s. Legend has it that Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender to add gusto to his best-loved cocktail – the Americano – by replacing soda water with gin. Traditionally, the apértif is made of one part vermouth, one part Campari and one part gin, garnished with an orange peel. Negronis are generally strong and bitter and are fast replacing the good old G&T as the Mother City’s trendy drink of choice. 

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