Our Negroni recipe is as smooth as silk with unforgettable flavors that will transport you to Italy

The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that is traditionally made with equal portions of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

There is some argument about whether the cocktail should be shaken or stirred; our preference is to use a nice long stir to let the drink develop a silky texture.

Classic Negroni
A long stir lets the Negroni develop a silky texture that is irresistible

A lot of modern variations have increased the ratio of gin to Campari and sweet vermouth.

In our testing, we preferred the classic version that has equal amounts of all three ingredients, because it creates a much more balanced cocktail. As soon as you start adding more gin than Campari and sweet vermouth it becomes too much of a gin drink.

The reason our negroni recipe uses the classic ratio is that we like a well-balanced cocktail where you get the wonderful warm spice flavors from the Campari and sweet vermouth that makes the drink so irresistible.

The warm spice flavors are what make Negronis unforgettable

If you’re interested in learning more about Campari and other Amari read Amaro 101: An Introduction to the Italian Tradition of Amari. Also, check out our sections on gin and Amaro for more cocktails and stories.

If you’re looking for some interesting Negroni variations, try mixing up our Aperol or Blood Orange Negroni recipes.



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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • orange twist as garnish


  • Combine the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
  • Stir everything for a nice long time, thinking about how you’d rather be Italy.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a long orange twist.
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