Choose Your Negroni
The Americano is a blend of bitter Campari and sweet vermouth topped up with club soda, and it’s just as refreshing as it sounds.
The genius of the Negroni lies in the equal-parts ratio of bitter Campari, zesty gin, and sweet vermouth. When stirred over ice, the Negroni brings the best out of each element in a swirling, spiral dance.
The Jamaican or Kingston Negroni is everything you know and love about the classic, but with added island flair and flavor. It’s a cocktail that’s both familiar to Negroni fans and refreshingly unique.
The Boulevardier cocktail recipe is a classic from the roaring 20s when indulgence and excess were the order of the day. It’s a deep well of vanilla, caramel, and oak flavors balanced by the bittersweet bite of Campari.
Traditionally, the Bicicletta is a blend of Campari and club soda topped with dry white wine or rosé. More contemporary versions take cues from the Negroni and feature dry vermouth instead.
Much like the name suggests, sipping on an Old Pal is like sharing a hug with your best friend. It’s familiar, and warming, and you’ll never regret spending time with it.
It would be easy to say the Rosita is just a tequila Negroni but that wouldn’t do it justice. It’s a multicultural marvel that captures the spirit of tequila’s heritage and marries it with complex flavors of European bitters and aromatics.
Inspired by Mexico’s vibrant Oaxaca state, the Oaxacan Negroni is a smoky testament to the versatility of the original recipe. Using the classic equal parts ratio, gin is replaced with mezcal, and with it comes an avalanche of new flavors.
This Negroni follows the classic equal-parts ratio, but the kicker is that it’s filtered through freshly ground coffee. This fresh filtration infuses the cocktail with roasted notes of dark chocolate, fruit, and nuts.
The Spicy Negroni may be a fiery twist on the Campari classic, but it’s not all scorched palates and runny noses. Instead, it relies on a delicate balance of flavor and heat that allows all facets of its profile to shine.
This sparkly cocktail follows the same drink format for the first two Classic Negroni ingredients, but then strays off course to become something deliciously different with the addition of Prosecco.
Italian amaros hold a special place in the world of cocktails. They add class and complexity and come with a sense of mystery and intrigue. The Cynar Negroni is no different.
Sometimes we must learn to walk before we can run, and that’s where the Aperol Negroni comes in. You can think of it as the little brother of the Campari classic. It’s sweeter and lower in alcohol, but that doesn’t mean it’s lighter in flavor.
The twist to Dear Jane lies in the addition of elderflower liqueur. This small change has a big effect, infusing the cocktail with floral and fruity flavors reminiscent of citrus, peach, and pear, along with tropical nuances.
The Italian Gentleman cocktail is a crossover between a Negroni and a Whiskey Sour, as it features the key element of Negroni, Campari, but uses bourbon instead of gin. It’s also sweeter thanks to the addition of simple syrup.
Cocktail history is full of small instances or snap decisions that go on to live in the cocktail canon. The Cardinale is a perfect example of this, and although the riff is minor, its effect is not.
Although it sounds like a villain from an 18th-century novel, the Count Mast is a Negroni riff from Jägermeister. The famous German elixir replaces the bittersweet citrus of Campari with powerful licorice and herbal flavors.
The Gloria features the classic Negroni lineup but with a few twists and turns. It has more gin, less Campari, dry vermouth instead of sweet, and a fragrant orange liqueur. The resulting blend is bittersweet with a luxurious body.
When summer hits and temperatures soar, there’s no cocktail quite like the frozen Negroni to beat the heat. It’s a nostalgic throwback to neon slushies of yesteryear but without the sugar rush-inducing sweetness.