We know it’s a throwback to the 1920s, but with the Gatsby craze and the Vermouth revolution, the Negroni is relevant right now.

The cocktail was invented in 1919, when Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender to add a little oomph to his Americano (sounds like our kind of guy). The bartender exchanged the soda water for gin, and thus the Negroni was born.


The traditional Negroni is equal parts Gin, Vermouth and Campari, served straight up or over ice, with a garnish of orange. While we respect the classic, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite, more exciting variations:


Lone Star Negroni:

This Negroni has a cinnamon twist that will add big flavor:

  • 1 oz Pecaño
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Stirred with ice
  • Served up or on rocks with an orange twist


Beet Negroni:

This recipe takes a little bit of planning (the beet infused gin takes some time). If you enjoy unique (and sweet) cocktails, this Negroni is for you:

  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz beet infused gin
  • Stirred with ice


Bourbon Negroni:

Ok, this variation isn’t technically a “true” Negroni, but we had to include it anyway, we love it so much:

  • 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth


If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can travel to Chicago where Parson’s Chicken & Fish is home to the Negroni Slushy. Looks like the windy city just got cooler.


Comment below with your favorite Negroni variation.