Lets be 100% honest here, the Negroni Cocktail is not for everyone, and almost everyone will be shocked at the taste the first time.

However, the Negroni is a classic cocktail for good reason. For those who take the time to sit and appreciate their drink, the Negroni Cocktail is incredibly rewarding. There’s a good reason that its a sort of passport for bartenders. There are very few people ordering these who haven’t spent a good few years behind a foot of mahogany.


The Negroni Cocktail is served in a Rocks glass.

Negroni Cocktail Ingredients

Negroni Cocktail

How to mix a Negroni Cocktail

Build the ingredients over ice in a Rocks glass and stir briefly. Garnish with an orange twist.
The first time I really encountered the Negroni Cocktail was when the consultant in Dubai was drinking one. I’d heard of it before and knew it from reading books that were dominated with golden age cocktails, though at the time it was dismissed along with silver fizzes and other classics which are now making a resurgence.

If you don’t normally have Campari on hand but you’d like to try this, why not buy a small airline size bottle? You’ll get a couple of drinks out of a miniature when mixed with the other ingredients (be sure your measurements are precise as this drink relies on perfect proportions) and after a couple you’ll most likely be converted!

The drink tastes incredibly dry and makes a perfect aperitif drink, really getting your taste buds primed.

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