Try this recipe for a classic negroni, then check out our rum negroni, negroni sbagliato, rosé negroni sbagliato, Americano cocktail and more negroni recipes. Also check out more gin cocktails such as our singapore sling, Tom collins and vesper martini.

Discover which vermouth to buy for your negroni in our 'what is vermouth' guide.

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Negroni recipe


  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Beefeater gin
  • 25ml Martini Rosso
  • 1 orange, peeled, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Pour the Campari, gin and Martini over ice in a rocks glass or tumbler, and garnish with orange peel.

Recipe extracted from Aperitif: A Spirited Guide to the Drinks, History and Culture of the Aperitif by Kate Hawkings (£16.99, Quadrille)

More negroni ideas below:

Negroni highball

The recipe from Italian restaurant Luca is a twist on a classic negroni, made with blood orange soda, lemon juice and orange bitters.

A red cocktail in a highball glass garnished with a slice of orange

Negroni sbagliato

Swapping the gin for prosecco makes for a lighter negroni and softens the bitterness, an ideal aperitif for those who find a classic negroni a bit much.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe

Rum negroni

Rum makes this drink a little gentler than a classic gin negroni. Decant into a hip flask for sipping on wintry walks.

Rum Negroni Recipe

Rosé negroni sbagliato

Give the sbagliato a summery twist for a refreshing summer aperitivo.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe with Rosé Wine

Rhubarb and ginger negroni

This update on the classic negroni using rhubarb and ginger is a great shout for the festive period. It comes from Black Dice, a 1960s rock 'n' roll inspired bar tucked away beneath Moroccan restaurant MOMO in Mayfair.

Rhubarb and Ginger Negroni Cocktail Recipe

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