1 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet vermouth
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, rocks, lowball. Garnish with orange twist or flamed orange peel.
Variants: Double Fisted Negroni - North Shore Mighty Gin, Carpano Antica, lemon twist. Gran Classico Negroni - Broker's Gin, Gran Classico, Punt e Mes. Negroni Special - Ransom Old Tom Gin, Carpano Antica, orange twist. Perfect Negroni - split vermouth into half dry and half sweet, add 3 dashes orange bitters and 3 dashes Angostura, garnish with orange twist or flamed orange peel.
2009, Creative Commons, Geoff Peters, Vancouver, BC
From other users
  • Add 3 ds orange bitters. Variations: Use Martini & Rossi Bianco sweet white vermouth Toby Maloney: half Campari/half Cynar; Carpano Antica — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Also good up. Sub Cynar for Campari and use Punt e mes for the vermouth and you have another excellent drink. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Prefer it in a chilled glass, straight up. It's not a drink that dilutes well. Ford's Gin works well, and Dolin's or Carpano Antica for the vermouth. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Prefer 1.25 oz gin, dolin vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • 1 plymouth navy, 1 campari, 1 carpano antica over 4 large ice cubes, stir, squeeze orange segment, add 1-2 more ice, stir.
  • Perfect (Carpano Antica & Dolin) and sub Gran Classico for Campari. Always up or with a single large cube. People drone on far too much about this drink but it is an excellent beverage. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • So many ways to modify this cocktail to keep it fresh. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Eu coloco menos gin
  • Too bitter for me, but it's a classic — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Prefer 1/5 gin, 3/4 campari and 3/4 sweet vermouth. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Make with Bruto Americano. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Classic, original, balanced, what more do you need — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • one of my new favorites. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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Your post on ChowHound

Your post on ChowHound inspired my last night to try 1 oz Gin, 1 oz Carpano Antica, 1/2 oz Sloe Gin, 1/2 oz Campari. I thought it was good, but theCarpano Antica, dominated. Next I'm going to 1 oz Gin and 2/3 oz each of the other 3. Thanks for the great idea!

A better introduction to Campari?

The blogger at has passed along the idea of making a Negroni Swizzle by adding a pinch of salt and an ounce of club soda. (Original credit goes to Giuseppe Gonzalez at Painkiller in NY.) Can't wait to try it.

Negroni experiments

Glad to hear it! I've been trying to track down Carpano Antica in Wisconsin. Might try a Lillet version in the meantime.

If you would say you normally

If you would say you normally don't like campari and/or sweet vermouth (like me) then double the gin quantity. Makes it stronger too! Just don't change the proportion of vermouth to campari.

I would say it's an

I would say it's an impressive achievement to like a Negroni in any form if you don't like Campari and Sweet Vermouth! If it's the sweetness that you don't like, you can try a Perfect Negroni, splitting the vermouth 50:50 between sweet and dry.

christina in tacoma's picture

If I was on a deserted island

If I was on a deserted island with one drink available, this would be it. I also love a number of variations of this drink, but the original, with the classic 1:1:1 proportions, is my favorite (thought I like it best over crushed ice with a lime wedge)

Kindred Cocktails has

Kindred Cocktails has accumulated a huge number of nearly-identical Negroni variations. We plan to consolidate these, adding comments for various variations.

Zachary Pearson's picture

I'd really like people's

I'd really like people's thoughts here - we have 14 things called a Negroni in the database, and fully half of them are calls for the gin and Sweet vermouth. Some are not Negronis at all (those that sub Sherry, sub Aperol for Campari, have Cynar or other things in them). Are there any variants people are particularly attached to that should not be collapsed?



christina in tacoma's picture

I think that is going to be a

I think that is going to be a tough call- many of these variations/derivatives are delicious, but they are completely different drinks, despite their names. Even substitutions that seem more minor, such as Gran Classico for Campari, create entirely different drinks- and that is even more true for the Cynar/Sherry/Rum etc. substitutions. I'm not a fan of clutter, but I think it makes the most sense to only collapse the more minor tweaks, such as the Perfect Negroni.

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Christina, My thoughts are as


My thoughts are as follows: Collapse all the "call" Negronis into the base cocktail, so "Special", "Perfect", Gran Classico, and the "Double Fisted", with notes in the comments explaining the variants. Keep the 4:2:1 Cornwall Negroni, the 6:4:3 Katie Loeb Negroni, and the White Negroni (with the Fatty Cue variant in notes), but figure out something to do with the East Indian, Negroni d'Or and Negroni that Wasn't. There might need to be a category for all the Aperol variants as well.



I've been enjoying this

I've been enjoying this Negroni variant. Equal parts:


Kina L'Avion D'Or


Lemon twist.

Rocks or stirred and strained.


Did a side-by-side compare 1

Did a side-by-side comparison 1:1:1 martin millers and campari with carpano vs. cocchi di torino and the cocchi was the surprising clear winner for my taste. Excellent!

I like my cocktails on the

I like my cocktails on the dry side, a little lower ABV, and I can never get enough bitter! So lately I've been doing:

3/4 oz Tanqueray

1 oz Campari

3/4 oz Cocchi di Torino

Try it! It's absolute heaven in a glass!

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It's been delisted from KC

It's been delisted from KC but this might be the place to note Lynnette Marrero's "Toffee Negroni," which is equal parts amontillado sherry, Aperol, and aged rum, on a rock with a grapefruit twist. 

I make a variation I call

I make a variation I call Negroni Za'faran: I sub Aperol for Campari and use a homemade saffron simple syrup. I use the following ratios- 1:1 Bombay Sapphire Gin and Aperol, 1/2 part vermouth, 1/2 part saffron simple syrup. Garnish with expressed orange peel. I would love to get some feed back from others on what they think of this.