Take your happy hour to the next level with a classic Negroni cocktail. Perfect before or after any meal, the trio of equal parts Gin, Campari, and Sweet Red Vermouth in this Italian aperitif will have you asking for another.
The tale of the origin of the beloved bitter yet refreshing Negroni drink dates back to the early 1900s in Italy, where Count Camillo Negroni requested his bartender and friend strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by replacing the typical soda water with gin. Over 100 years later and still enjoyed around the globe, the Negroni is here to stay!
With just three components, once you have the Negroni ingredients on hand, you can mix up a Negroni recipe for any occasion. Start by filling a glass with ice. Pour in equal parts Gin, Sweet Red Vermouth, and Campari and stir. If desired, add a splash of carbonated water. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy!
How to Make a Negroni Cocktail
- Fill a glass with ice
- Add equal parts Gin, Sweet Red Vermouth, and Campari
- Garnish with an orange twist
How to Serve a Negroni Drink
A small tumbler, rocks glass or Collins glass is the perfect way to serve or enjoy the cocktail. Served over ice or on the rocks, the twist of an orange makes the perfect garnish. Simply cut a long, thin ribbon of peel from an orange, twist the peel into a spiral and garnish finished drink.
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The Negroni cocktail is perfect before or after any meal. The Italian aperitif consists of equal parts Gin, Campari, and Sweet Red Vermouth.
- 3/4 oz Gin
- 3/4 oz Campari
- 3/4 oz Sweet Red Vermouth Can also use dry if you prefer
Fill a glass with ice
Pour in the Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth
Stir, add spash of carbonated water if desired
Garnish and enjoy