Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipes

Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipes

What's a Negroni?

Whether you're a gin, vodka, or whiskey person, you've probably heard of the Negroni. It's one of those classic cocktails that cocktail bartenders love because it's so well-balanced and straightforward to make.

A Negroni is a classic cocktail traced back to Florence, Italy. It's made with gin, sweet vermouth and Campari—a bitter liqueur from the same family as Aperol but with more body and bitterness.

The Barbacks - Negroni cocktail recipe - negroni with oranges and campari bottle

What's in a Negroni?

A Negroni is simple to make and is a gin drink that uses three ingredients: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth.

Negroni Ingredients

  1. 1oz gin
  2. 1oz sweet vermouth
  3. 1oz Campari

How to make a classic Negroni

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, and stir to combine. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.

The Barbacks - Negroni Cocktail Recipe - Negroni with oranges and ice cubes

Negroni Riffs

The Negroni is a great cocktail to experiment with different variations. You can substitute the gin out for virtually any other spirit, but we prefer trying a classic negroni with mezcal. Find a smoky mezcal that will compliment the bitterness of the Campari. We also love experimenting with a negroni with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. 

Do you have a Negroni variation that you think we need to try? Leave us a comment below.


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