Joe | Last Updated: April 23, 2023
I'm Joe, a veteran bartender with over a decade in the industry and a burning passion for mixing drinks.

The Negroni cocktail is a popular Italian drink that is made with one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, garnished typically with an orange peel.

It’s a drink that’s made entirely from liquor, so it’s not for the faint-hearted.

Follow the below steps to make the perfect Negroni cocktail.


  • 30ml x Gin
  • 30ml x Campari
  • 30m x Sweet vermouth


  • Orange peel

How To Make

  1. Take your mixing glass and add the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth
  2. Fill the mixing glass ¾ full with ice
  3. Using a bar spoon, stir the mixture well until it’s well chilled
  4. Strain the mixture over a cocks glass with a single large ice cube
  5. Garnish with an orange peel

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About The Negroni 

The most widely reported origin of the Negroni cocktail report is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919.

It’s said that Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail – The Americano – by replacing the soda water with Gin.

That’s a strong drink! No wonder it’s loved by so many.

There are many variations of the Negroni cocktail, such as the Mezcal Negroni, Boulevardier Negroni, American Cocktail, and Old Pal Cocktail.

I recommend you give all of the recipes a try, but not in one night! 

That wouldn’t end very well.

Whether you’re working in a busy cocktail bar or scrubbing up on your cocktail knowledge for your home bar, the Negroni is a staple cocktail that every bartender should learn.

So follow the steps set out above and you’ll master the Negroni cocktail recipe in no time.