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Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Sip on a classic Negroni cocktail made with gin, vermouth, and Campari, garnished with an orange slice. A timeless, bitter-sweet drink.

The Classic Negroni Cocktail is a refined and sophisticated beverage that is made up of equal amounts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, usually mixed together by stirring and served on the rocks with an orange peel as a garnish.
Originating in Italy during the early 20th century, this timeless cocktail has maintained its popularity among cocktail lovers and has stood the test of time.
The mixture of bitter and sweet flavors creates a crisp and refreshing taste that is well-balanced and distinct.


Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Cooking method: Mixing
Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Drinks
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
5 min - 5 min
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 170kcal
Best season: all

The origin of the Classic Negroni Cocktail is said to be traced back to Florence, Italy in the early 20th century. According to the story, Count Camillo Negroni requested a bartender to make his favorite cocktail, the Americano, stronger by replacing the soda water with gin.
The bartender obliged and thus, the Negroni was created.

Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipe
Sip on a classic Negroni cocktail made with gin, vermouth, and Campari

Since then, the Negroni has established itself as a staple in the cocktail world and is widely considered a classic. The recipe of equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, stirred and served over ice with an orange peel garnish, has remained unchanged for over a hundred years and its popularity continues to grow.
The Negroni can now be found on cocktail menus in bars and restaurants all around the world and is regarded as a sophisticated and timeless drink, suitable for any occasion.



  1. Fill a mixing

    glass with ice.

  2. Pour in the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

  3. Stir until well combined and chilled, about 20-30 seconds.

  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice.

  5. Express the orange peel over the drink by holding it over the glass and giving it a good twist to release the oil.

  6. Discard the peel or use it to garnish the drink.


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