Negroni is the most famous Italian cocktail. It is a most delicious bitter cocktail. In the past, it was one of the most chosen at aperitif time and after the decline of a few years ago, today it is back again.

The recipe is quick and easy to memorize, with equal parts of its three main ingredients – Red Vermouth, Campari, and Gin

To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth, and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

Let’s make some negronis!

When you’re looking for a classic cocktail to enjoy before a meal, few are as satisfying as the famous Negroni. This is the classic Italian way to open a meal: the Negroni, a bittersweet palate cleanser that makes way for the evening’s delights. Adding a bottle of Campari to the liquor cabinet opens up a world of cocktail possibilities. In any case, drink this cold.

Negroni is often served before a meal in order to stimulate the appetite but is versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time.


  • 1-ounce gin
  • 1-ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • Orange twist or slice, for garnish

How to Make A White Russian

  1. Put Together all Ingredients. Pour the gin, vermouth, and Campari into an old-fashioned glass, filled with ice cubes.
  2. Stir gently to get the swirl effect. Stir gin, vermouth, and Campari in an ice-filled mixing glass until very cold, about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain the Mix- Strain the cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  4. Garnish & serve: Gently squeeze an orange twist or slice over the glass, then add it as a garnish. Serve and enjoy.


  1. The gin is going to make or break your Negroni. Be sure to choose a high-end gin such as those that you would mix into a martini. Hendrick’s, Bombay, and Beefeater are all excellent choices.
  2. Choose a sweet vermouth that’s of equal quality to the gin and Campari. Carpano Antica, Cocchi, and Dolin are all good choices.
  3. If you have to dust off the vermouth bottle, it’s likely time to replace it. The fortified wine has a shelf life of just three months once the bottle is open

White Russian Variations

  • White Negroni – Perfect for hot days, the floral, bittersweet White Negroni is a simple, three-ingredient cocktail that is sure to please.
  • Aperol Negroni – The Negroni has long been synonymous with Campari, but this variation may sway you toward its sweeter cousin: Aperol.
  • Mezcal Negroni – Using the composition of a certain trendy Italian cocktail, the Mezcal Negroni proves how adaptable earthy agave truly can be.
  • Negroni Sbagliato – This bubbly rendition gives a bitter, herbal classic a sweet and fizzy twist that will make you want to be mistaken more often.
  • Tequila Negroni – A twist on the classic cocktail with Blanco Tequila instead of gin, and a touch of 18.21 Blood Orange + Ginger Shrub to give it some extra flair.
  • Calvados Negroni – This festive riff swaps gin for Calvados – a versatile French, food-friendly brandy made from apples and pears. While apple aromatics are reminiscent of fall, this cocktail is in season all year long.
  • The Pineapple Negroni – In this recipe, the Negroni takes a tropical turn. A splash of pineapple juice adds a touch of sweetness, perfect for those who shy away from a more bitter flavor profile.