Looking for negroni recipes? Here’s how to make a negroni cocktail, you only need gin, vermouth and campari. Or read on to see some great twists on the Italian aperitivo. Next, try more Italian cocktails.
Not only is the negroni now a common sighting on bar menus, it’s actually quite rare to find a bar that wouldn’t know what you’re talking about if you ordered “off menu”. With gin and vermouth exploding in popularity, new styles, fresh takes and old classics are being created up and down the country. There is a wealth of combinations to explore (even if you stick to the equal part formula), but here are plenty of negroni variations that will have you thinking about what can only be described as the perfect aperitivo. From classic to adventurous, use this list as inspiration for what to try next.
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Best negroni recipes
Want to know how to make the best negroni? Check out our quick and easy recipe for this punchy Italian cocktail.
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.
Rum makes this drink a little gentler than a classic gin negroni. Decant into a hip flask for sipping on wintry walks.
Give the sbagliato a summery twist for a refreshing summer aperitivo.
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.