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A negroni cocktail in a rocks glass.


An Italian aperitif, the classic Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 164kcal


  • 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


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


  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.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg