How To Make a Classic Negroni Cocktail

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We’re showing you how to construct a classic Negroni cocktail! Such a perfect cocktail deserves to be made and enjoyed with friends! Also, check out our negroni popsicles! They are the perfect summer cocktail treat.

And if you love Campari, you’ll enjoy our Italian Paloma drink made with orange soda, citrus, and Campari.

negroni cocktail recipe made with Campari

We’re very excited to introduce a new series called Sugar and Charm Classic Cocktails! There are so many amazing, classic cocktail recipes that are simple to make, but sometimes we’re too busy sharing the current trendy ones!

Just like this classic Negroni, a lot of these speakeasy-style cocktail recipes have just a few ingredients, so they’re simple to make and many of them are what inspired today’s unique cocktail combinations and twists, like a Negroni Slushie.

How To Make A Classic Negroni Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Campari
  • Sweet vermouth
  • Gin
  • Orange

Directions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds or more. This is very imprint when making cocktails!
  • Strain the ingredients into a glass over a large ice cube.
  • Wipe the orange rind around the rim of the glass and then place it in the cocktail.

Tips For Making A Classic Negroni

  • Combine the Campari, gin, and vermouth. You can either stir or shake them together in a cocktail shaker.
  • Prep your glass. Fill a small cocktail glass with ice, then run your orange peel around the rim of the glass for extra flavor.
  • Use one large ice cube.
  • Garnish the classic negroni with orange peel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Classic Negroni Cocktail?

First up is the classic Negroni, which is equal parts gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and an orange rind. The Negroni was originally mixed up in Florence, Italy around 1919! A classic cocktail recipe that has become so popular in recent years they even dedicated a week to it!

What is Campari?

Campari is an Italian aperitif and has a bittersweet flavor to it and is also what gives the cocktail its vibrant red color!

How Strong Is A Classic Negroni?

The Negroni is made entirely of liquor (apart from the ice cube!). It’s not the strongest drink, though it does give the classic Dry Martini a run for its money. On average, you can expect your Negroni to have an alcohol content somewhere around 24 percent ABV (48 proof).

Why Is A Negroni Called A Negroni?

The most widely reported version of a classic negroni’s origin is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. On average, you can expect your Negroni to have an alcohol content somewhere around 24 percent ABV (48 proof).

negroni cocktail with large ice cubes

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Negroni cocktail recipe from Classic Cocktails Sugar and Charm

CLASSIC NEGRONI COCKTAIL

We're showing you how to construct a classic Negroni cocktail! Such a perfect drink deserves to be made and enjoyed with friends!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 rind orange
  • 1 large ice cube

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds or more. This is very imprint when making cocktails!
  • Strain the ingredients into a glass over a large ice cube.
  • Wipe the orange rind around the rim of the glass and then place it in the cocktail.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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