Negroni

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An Italian aperitif, the classic Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.

A negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for a Negroni.

Ingredient notes

  • Campari: This Italian liqueur is extremely bitter with notes of cherry, cinnamon, clove, and orange peel.
  • Sweet vermouth: A fortified wine (made from grapes) that tastes sweet and bitter with notes of botanicals (herbs, roots, and barks) and caramel.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, add Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth.
Making a negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.
  1. Using a bar spoon, gently stir. Garnish with orange twist.
Making a negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 cocktail.
  • Glassware: The Negroni is traditionally made in an Old Fashioned glass, a 6-ounce to 10-ounce glass tumbler. Similar to a rocks glass or lowball glass, the Old Fashioned glass is decorated in the cut glass style.
  • Big batch: To make a batch of 8 cocktails, combine 8 ounces (1 cup) Campari, 8 ounces (1 cup) gin, and 8 ounces (1 cup) sweet vermouth in a pitcher. Have ice, glassware, and garnishes on hand so guests can help themselves.
  • AmericanoThe other famous Campari cocktail, an Americano skips the gin and adds a splash of soda water instead. Garnish with an orange twist or wedge.
A negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.

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A negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.

Negroni

An Italian aperitif, the classic Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.
Author: Meggan Hill
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 1 cocktail
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Calories 164

Ingredients 

  • 1 ounce Campari (2 tablespoons, see note 1)
  • 1 ounce gin (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth (2 tablespoons, see note 2)
  • 1 orange twist or wedge for garnish

Instructions 

  • In an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, add Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. Using a bar spoon, gently stir. Garnish with orange twist.

Notes

  1. Campari: This Italian liqueur is extremely bitter with notes of cherry, cinnamon, clove, and orange peel.
  2. Sweet vermouth: A fortified wine (made from grapes) that tastes sweet and bitter with notes of botanicals (herbs, roots, and barks) and caramel.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes 1 cocktail.
  4. Glassware: The Negroni is traditionally made in an Old Fashioned glass, a 6-ounce to 10-ounce glass tumbler. Similar to a rocks glass or lowball glass, the Old Fashioned glass is decorated in the cut glass style.
  5. Big batch: To make a batch of 8 cocktails, combine 8 ounces (1 cup) Campari, 8 ounces (1 cup) gin, and 8 ounces (1 cup) sweet vermouth in a pitcher. Have ice, glassware, and garnishes on hand so guests can help themselves.
  6. Americano: The other famous Campari cocktail, an Americano skips the gin and adds a splash of soda water instead. Garnish with an orange twist or wedge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgIron: 1mg
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