2 oz Gin, Beefeater
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Campari
1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
1 twst Orange peel

Stirred, up

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The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
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(55 ratings)
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  • It's very smooth. Probably better than the original. Is it worth all the extra effort? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Dialed back the gin to 1 3/4 and kept the rest the same. Really nice depth of flavors — ★★★★★
  • BORDIGA OCCITAN GIN used gin heavy, but balanced — ★★★★★
  • This is really tasty. I plan to play with the ingredients a bit to find some other great combinations. Thanks for posting this! — ★★★★
  • Despite the hype, a negroni is a very good drink and this is a just about the best Negroni. My only nit is that the drink itself is big (4oz before stirring)! — ★★★★★
  • 1/25/20: Great use of Carpano Antica. Just aged this drink in a 2 L barrel for 2.5 weeks and it was amazing. — ★★★★★
  • Delicious. No Trumpery here... — ★★★★★
  • Another winner from the Violet Hour. Very similar to Eyore's Requiem. — ★★★★★
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I'm surprised there have not been any comments about the "Autumn Negroni," given a 5 rating by four raters. That says something about the drink--namely that those who enjoy a Negroni style cocktail will surly enjoy this drink. The gin, along with the Campari, and the Fernet-Branca control where this drink is going. I, personally, enjoy Negroni-style drinks, and this drink is no exception. I rated it a 4, but with a little arm twisting, I'd jack it up to 4.5. Personally, I love this drink.yes

Adventuresome drinkers will, I believe, also find this an enjoyable cocktail, as long as they understand the effects of Campari and Fernet-Branca on a cocktail. Put your toes into the water, and give it a try! You have, I believe, more to gain than to lose. Enjoy but drink responsibly!


J.S-g. commented on 9/17/2016:

Excellent. A very nice Negroni, indeed! 

Nice end of summer cocktail.
I kept thinking that I wanted to work in an apple note somehow as well - for autumn. Apart from eating apple slices as we drank this. 

I don't get all the 5 star ratings. I mean, it's a well crafted Negroni, and it's carefully balanced drink and all, but I just don't see it as an all encompassing 5 star cocktail. Full disclosure: I hate gin, so maybe it's a 4 star for everyone else...

A great one to batch up, given all the ingredients. Delicious drink the whole year round!