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This refreshing, gorgeous, classic negroni recipe is easy to make with four simple ingredients.

Negroni Recipe

Our week of summery cocktail recipes continues here on the blog today with the bold, crisp, vibrant drink that always steals the spotlight at a backyard happy hour…

…the negroni.

I’ve been fan of this classic Italian cocktail for years, in part because I think they are simply gorgeous, with the colorful orange peel contrasting with that striking red Campari. But mostly I’ve loved negronis because they are refreshingly not very sweet, thanks to the bitter Campari and gin balancing with the sweet vermouth. Which makes them the perfect cocktail for a cool aperetif, or sipping slowly long into warm summer evenings.

The recipe is also quick and easy to memorize, with equal parts of its three main ingredients. So since the official annual Negroni Week kicks off on Monday, I thought I would bump this recipe back to the top of the blog so that we can all raise a glass to celebrate. Let’s make some negronis!

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Negroni Ingredients -- Campari, gin and sweet vermouth

Negroni Ingredients:

To make a classic negroni cocktail, you will need equal parts of these three ingredients:

  • Campari: an herby, fruity, bitter Italian liqueur
  • Gin: any kind will do
  • Red Vermouth: sweet or semi-sweet

Then a negroni is also traditionally served with an orange peel, which you can make by simply running a vegetable peeler or knife around a fresh orange, and then giving it a twist (see below).

How To Make A Negroni Cocktail

How To Make A Negroni Cocktail:

To make a negroni, simply:

  1. Combine the Campari, gin and vermouth. You can either stir or shake them together with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Prep your glass. Fill a small cocktail class with ice, then run your orange peel around the rim of the glass for extra flavor.
  3. Strain the cocktail. Strain the mixture over the ice.
  4. Garnish.  Place the orange peel on top, or nestle it into the side of the drink, then…
  5. Serve! And enjoy!

How to make an orange peel for a negroni cocktail

Classic Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Negroni Recipe for #NegroniWeek

See? So lovely!

Again, be sure to check out our other new cocktail recipes on the blog if you are looking for some summer sipping inspiration. But otherwise, I wish you a happy Negroni Week ahead, and cheers!

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  • Prep Time:
    2 minutes

  • Total Time:
    2 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 serving 1x

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This refreshing, gorgeous, classic negroni recipe is easy to make with four simple ingredients.



  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sweet or semi-sweet red vermouth
  • orange peel


  1. Combine Campari, gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice, and stir or shake briefly to combine until the mixture is chilled.
  2. Run the orange peel around the rim of a serving glass filled with ice.  Strain the cocktail over the ice, and garnish with the orange peel.

How To Make A Negroni Cocktail with Gin, Vermouth and Campari

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