The Negroni is one of the best, most recognizable classics in the cocktail world.
he has been around for 100 years and counting. and the best part is – it’s really simple to make.

This cocktail consists of only 3 ingredients – Campari, Gin, and vermouth.
you can also find hundreds of different variations and twists.
in this recipe, I will teach you how to make the perfect Negroni (in my opinion).

This cocktail can be classified as an Aperitif cocktail, it’s bitter and has a somewhat sweet finish.

How the Negroni was born

The Negroni was first created in Florence, Italy.
the legend says that Count Camillio Negroni asked the bartender in one of his favorites cafes to strengthen his favorite cocktail – the Americano.

The count asked to replace the club soda in the Americano with gin.
the bartender also replaces the traditional lemon peel garnish in the Americano with an Orange peel (Now that’s a good bartender right there!).

The count loved the cocktail so much that the family started to produce it in bottles.

After years of crafting this drink with plain old sweet vermouth, I came across the Martini Fiero.
this vermouth is more citrusy and has some really good notes of orange that perfectly pairs with the Campari and gin.

So I can truly recommend using it, but you can feel free to use any other sweet vermouth you have lying around. as long as he is of good quality.

negroni cocktail presentation


Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

a timeless classic that has been around for 100 years


  • 30ml / 1oz - Campari
  • 30ml / 1oz - Bombay sapphire dry gin
  • 20ml / 0.7oz - Martini Fiero


  1. add all ingredients into a mixing glass
  2. fill the glass with ice
  3. stir for about 35 seconds
  4. using a julep strainer, strain into a chilled old fashion glass
  5. add a big chunk of ice
  6. garnish with an Orange zest after expressing the oils
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

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