This Classic Negroni Cocktail is one of our favorite drink recipe for parties! A Negroni is a gin cocktail made with Campari, so it’s bitter and strong!
What Is A Negroni?
This classic Italian cocktail is definitely a drink to be sipped – don’t let the fun red color fool you, it’s all booze.
If you love bitters, you’ll no doubt love a Negroni. Campari has a very strong bitters flavor that I have grown to love. I would say that it’s a flavor you can love or hate, but I think you should give it a second taste even if you don’t like it at first because it does kind of grow on you.
I amped-up the bitters flavor in this drink by adding some Angostura Orange bitters to the glass before pouring…
A Negroni cocktail is considered to be a classic aperitif, which is a drink that is typically served before a meal to stimulate your appetite. I usually don’t need much appetite stimulation, but I can guess that after a couple Negroni cocktails whatever you’re eating must taste like the best meal ever since you’re probably feeling the effects of that Campari by now.
How Do You Make A Negroni?
This cocktail is so easy to make, you’ll be making it more often than you think!
All you need to do is add gin, sweet vermouth and Campari to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add a few dashes of orange bitters (if using) to a low ball glass with a few ice cubes.
Shake the drink until the shaker feels cold, then strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with an orange slice.Print
This classic, Italian cocktail is always a happy hour favorite!
- 1 ounce dry gin
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- Angostura orange bitters (optional)
- Orange slice for garnish
- Add all the ingredients, except the orange bitters, to a shaker filled with ice.
- Add 3-4 drops of the orange bitters to a low-ball glass filled with ice.
- Shake the drink well in the shaker and then pour over your glass with ice.
- Garnish with an orange slice or a twist.
- Serving Size: 1
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
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