Negroni - The Italian cocktail with aristocratic history
Negroni Aperitif-Cocktail Rezept
stark (über 20%)
Golden Age (1860 - 1920)
Created by:
Fosco Scarselli

The Negroni is considered an absolute classic among aperitif cocktails and is one of the first drinks you learn as a bartender. No wonder, because his recipe is simple and consists only of three main components in equal parts: Gin, red vermouth and Campari. Technically, it is a variation of the Americano.

The Negroni takes its name from the Italian Count Camillo Negroni. The latter is said to have ordered an Americano extended with gin – instead of soda – at Florence’s Caffè Casoni around 1920. In his honor, the bartender of the time, Fosco Scarselli, named the new cocktail after his aristocratic guest.

  • Prep Time2 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time3 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Energy243 cal
  • Cuisine
    • italienisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Stir


For the Negroni


  • Double Old Fashioned Tumbler
  • Bar spoon
  • Cocktail Pick
  • Peeler


Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into a tumbler glass.
Then, using a bar spoon, slowly slide a large ice cube into the glass and stir the cocktail.
Peel a long zest from an organic orange, squeeze it over the drink and run the zest side along the outer rim of the glass.
Wrap a sprig of thyme or rosemary with the orange zest, secure with a pick and garnish the drink with it. Your homemade Negroni is ready!

Your ice cube should be just slightly smaller than the diameter of your glass. This way it melts slower and doesn’t water down your Negroni. If you only have small ice cubes, use more.

  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories243
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate12.2 g275 g4.44%
  • Total Sugars10 g
  • Alkohol26 g

The right glass

Typically, the cocktail is served in a Double Old Fashioned Tumbler and with a large ice cube. In many bars, however, you can get it without ice and in a pre-chilled martini glass. The result: the cocktail quickly becomes warm and undrinkable.

For your homemade Negroni, you should always use a tumbler* for this reason. The ice used takes the largest volume of the glass. This way the cocktail stays cold for a long time and does not get watered down. Even better, pre-chill the jar in the freezer for 30 minutes beforehand.

Negroni Week – Drinking for a good cause

In 2013, the Campari* spirit brand called for the first, worldwide Negroni Week. In it, bars offer the old classic and their own variations on the drink for a week while raising funds for a good cause. More than 12,000 bars and restaurants worldwide are now participating in Negroni Week, which has so far raised around $3,000,000 in donations. Which project a participant would like to support can be selected in advance.

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