3⁄4 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
3⁄4 oz Campari
1⁄4 oz Curaçao
1⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (Long and wide as a garnish; orange twist is an option)
1 Sugar (Rimmed glass)

Shake with ice, strain into a narrow cocktail glass (sub narrow wine glass or small flute) rimmed with sugar, and garnish with a long wide lemon or orange twist (lemon twist) wrapped around the interior of the glass' rim.


The citrus and liqueurs (especially the Maraschino) work to make this a bit more gentle for a Negroni-based drink.


For Negroni Week 2018, I was inspired by the 1852 Crusta and I adapted the Negroni to this dandy of a presentation.

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Picture of Negroni Crusta
FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 1/16/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, River Bar, Somerville, MA
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I'm drinking one of these right now and unsurprisingly, it's great. There's obviously some lovely aromatics, but there's just enough lemon to make this drift toward the pink grapefruit accord of the Jasmine. For my taste, I would up the lemon to 1/2 and omit the Maraschino, but I love Campari + lemon. Thanks Fred!  Zachary

yarm commented on 3/22/2021:

Maraschino does crazy things to Campari and the duo has tricked me before into thinking it was Aperol. I know that Maraschino is hated for some reason outside of NYC and Boston, but it has a purpose here to make the drink friendlier to citrus.