Negroni

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I don’t know about you all, but I felt like every single restaurant I visited last week was advertising #NegroniWeek.

So many negronis!!!

The colorful cocktail has always been a favorite of mine, since I tend towards more bitter than sweet drinks (with the exception of my beloved margaritas).  So after seeing negroni cocktails advertised for the 20th time last week, I decided it was time to learn how to mix one of my own.  Turns out, they are incredibly easy to mix at home.  Just round up the 3 main ingredients, slice up an orange twist, and you’re good to go.

So for anyone who got hooked on the drink last week, here’s how to make one for yourself!

Negroni -- how to make a classic negroni cocktail with 4 ingredients | gimmesomeoven.com

Here are the 3 main ingredients you need:

  • gin
  • sweet vermouth
  • Campari

Negroni -- how to make a classic negroni cocktail with 4 ingredients | gimmesomeoven.com

Negroni cocktails are also usually garnished with some sort of orange.  So you can either make a twist like I did (just use a vegetable peeler or knife to slice off a few inches of peel, then give it a good twist), or you can even just include a small slice of orange in the drink.  I recommend running the peel (or slice) around the rim of the glass for a little extra citrus kick.

Negroni -- how to make a classic negroni cocktail with 4 ingredients | gimmesomeoven.com

Then stir together equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker, and serve over the rocks.

Negroni -- how to make a classic negroni cocktail with 4 ingredients | gimmesomeoven.com

With that orange twist, of course.  So pretty!

Negroni -- how to make a classic negroni cocktail with 4 ingredients | gimmesomeoven.com

It’s the perfect cool, refreshing, vibrant drink for summer, if you ask me.  Give it a try!

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Negroni

A simple recipe for a classic negroni cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • orange peel

Directions:

Combine Campari, gin and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker, and stir to combine.

Run the orange peel around the rim of a glass, then fill with ice.  Pour the cocktail over the ice, and garnish with the orange peel.

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21 comments on “Negroni”

  1. I can’t lie…I didn’t know it was negroni week! I typically drink things on the sweeter side, but my hubs love ALL things bitter, but has never tried one of these. I know what I’m making for him on our next date night in! Pinned!

  2. So delicious and summery looking! Must try!! 

  3. Negroni Week- Ha! I used to work in restaurants and vividly remember when Negroni Week came along. Yours looks classic and perfect in every way! 

  4. I’ve never heard of this but am excited to try! It’s so purrrdy! 

  5. I’m on a mission to make a signature cocktail for a party I’ve got coming up, so some of these tips will definitely come in handy. Thanks Ali!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

  6. Hendrick’s gin is my absolute favorite!! Would you believe I’ve never had a negroni? I don’t like sweet cocktails either so this is calling my name.

    • Ahh, yes, we both LOVE Hendrick’s. Especially in the summer. Let us know what you think of the negroni!

  7. Didn’t even know what a negroni was until I read this blog. And to think my male co-workers rip me for reading food blogs!! 

    • Tom, we think you need to make one, ASAP. And come to think of it, you should make your male co-workers some, and that’ll quiet them down. ; )

  8. Yes to negronis! They are the only reason I have sweet vermouth in the house. :) These look so tempting, even at 10 am!

  9. Every week is Negroni Week at my house. Also very good with a nice rye whiskey instead of gin! 

  10. I’ve never heard of negroni before! But if you are like me and love margaritas, AND like this, I will probably love them too!

  11. Negronis and Margaritas! My two favorites as well. Great minds and all that.

    The only drawback to a Negroni is that it’s all booze. That’s why I like it as a Negroni Fizz. Fill a Collins glass about a third full with ice, 2 oz. each of the spirits (I like Citadelle or Bombay Sapphire for the gin), and fill to the top with club soda. A quick stir and you’re ready for some summer sipping enjoyment.