The Negroni is a classic cocktail that’s become incredibly popular in recent years, despite the unique flavour. Negronis are a slightly bitter cocktail but there are numerous variations you can try, which perhaps is part of the reason for their popularity.
A Negroni is made from gin, vermouth and Campari, but it can also be flavoured with other ingredients, such as spiced rum, whiskey or Prosecco for a twist on a classic.
Negroni cocktails are easy to put together, and you don’t need many ingredients if you’re aiming for the classic recipe.
The beauty of a Negroni is that it can be customised and flavoured in a wide variety of ways. Whether you want a refreshing take on this traditional drink, a spiced alternative or something bubbly for a special occasion, there are countless Negroni recipes to try.
This alternative to the Negroni is actually a classic cocktail in itself – the Americano, which predates the Negroni and was the inspiration for the drink.
The Americano name actually stems from its popularity with American tourists back in the 1860s, and it has complex, bitter notes paired with the bubbles from soda water - all balanced by the sweetness of the vermouth.
The Mezcal Negroni improves on the classic by pairing the traditional flavours with the smokiness of mezcal which balances the sweetness of the vermouth. It’s an ideal cocktail for sipping slowly and is the perfect refreshment in the summer.
You’ll love experimenting with different recipes for the Negroni. The balance of sweet and bitter notes makes this a complex and unusual cocktail that’s surprisingly tasty.