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Negroni Cocktail Recipe | Perfect Aperitif

This slightly bitter aperitif is loved by many! It is supposed to stimulate the digestion!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword aperitif, negroni, negroni cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 163kcal


  • 2 ounce gin
  • 2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 ounce Campari


  • 2 lemon twists (or orange)


  • Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice
  • Add gin, vermouth and Campari
  • Stir briskly with a cocktail stirrer or cap the shaker and shake for 10 seconds
  • Place a large ice cube in each glass. Strain and divide liquid between the two glasses
  • Add lemon or orange twists
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • You can either build the cocktail directly in the glass or in a cocktail shaker.
  • If you use a shaker, you can either shake it like I did in this recipe or stir it with a cocktail spoon.
  • There are a few different levels of quality sweet vermouth. I love the Antica Formula brand.
  • You can garnish this cocktail with an orange or lemon twist. I alternate between the two. I used a lemon in this post for the color contrast.
  • I use a channeling knife to make the twist since I want a long, thin piece of garnish.
  • If you don't have a channeling knife, use a paring knife; just know your garnish may not be as thin as what's pictured.
  • You can measure out the ingredients in any order. I'm sharing the order I follow.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g