Autumn Negroni

2 oz Gin, Beefeater
34 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
12 oz Cynar
12 oz Campari
14 oz Fernet Branca
1 ds Orange bitters, Angostura
1 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 twst Orange peel
Stirred, up
From other users
  • Delicious. No Trumpery here... — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Another winner from the Violet Hour. Very similar to Eyore's Requiem. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • 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. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • 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)! — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • This is really tasty. I plan to play with the ingredients a bit to find some other great combinations. Thanks for posting this! — ☆☆☆☆
  • 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 — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Subbed Bruto for Cynar. And Spirit Lab Amaro for Fernet — ☆☆☆☆
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I'm surprised there have not


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.

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!



happyrobot's picture

Nice end of summer cocktail.

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. 

drinkingandthinking's picture

I don't get all the 5 star

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...