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A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we’ve simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass — it’s one of my favorites.

A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we've simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass -- it's one of my favorites.The visionary is the one who brings his or her voice into the world and who refuses to edit, rehearse, perform, or hide. It is the visionary who knows that the power of creativity is aligned with authenticity.~ Angeles Arrien

This festive Negroni tastes deliciously herby, just slightly bitter but beautifully balanced out with the citrus, hints of sweetness and a whisper of juniper from the gin. Blood oranges give it a more festive presentation, but navel oranges also worked fine!

Ingredeints in a Negroni

  • Gin – I love an herbal gin – The Botanist Brand, Tanqueray,  Sipsmith Gin, or Hendricks
  • Campari-  Carpano Antica works well in a classic negroni – or sub a  Cynar, Aperol or Cappelletti
  • Sweet Vermouth– use a red, sweet, Italian-style vermouth, I prefer small batch vermouths such as Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Cinzano 1757 or Cinzano Rosso.
  • Fresh Orange or Blood orange– the classic version uses zest only. We add a slice and a squeeze of juice, do as you like.

A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we've simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass -- it's one of my favorites.

How to make a Classic Negroni

Negronis are very forgiving and easy to make.

Simply mix equal parts of gin, Campari and Sweet vermouth ( typically 1-ounce of each) and stir over ice with orange peel. Prepare to melt.

We’ve taken the classic Negroni and added a squeeze of blood orange juice to give it a more festive holiday feel.

A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we've simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass -- it's one of my favorites.

Enjoy this Negroni and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Cheers!

Sylvia

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A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we've simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass -- it's one of my favorites.

Negroni Cocktail Recipe


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A Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made up of Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Here we’ve simply substituted a blood orange instead of a regular orange for a more festive presentation. Shaken with ice and strained into a little glass — it’s one of my favorites.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1ounce gin
  • 1ounce Campari
  • 1ounce sweet vermouth
  • Optional: a squeeze fresh blood orange juice
  • Orange peel -or blood orange peel or slice

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing glass or shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, Campari, vermouth, and optional blood orange juice.
  3. Stir well, or shake, and strain into a small ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with orange peel or a thin slice of blood orange, floating on the top.
  4. Rub the rim of the glass with zest.
  5. Prepare to melt.

Notes

For a more classic version, skip the orange juice, serve with orange peel.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: I glass
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 27.5 g
  • Sodium: 1.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.7 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. My mom is not a big fan of gin and we want to make this as an aperitif for the turkey christmas dinner. What other type of spirit could I substitute (if any) ?

  2. love the blood orange “vibrancy” here, colorwise and even a little bit of healthy Vitamin C to offset the alcohol, at least that’s what I tell myself! Thank you for a wonderful cocktail recipe!

  3. I have never drink this juice before. With your help i hope i will able to prepare this myself. Hahahaha! I guess i will try!

  4. This is amazing – I found it recommended on bloglovin.

    Hendricks is quite possibly my favourite gin and it tastes amazing. I need to get hold of some campari, as I have the sweet vermouth.

    Lovely recipe.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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