Best Negroni Recipes for the Summer

RealClearLife rounded up some recipes in honor of Negroni Week, June 6-12

June 6, 2016 5:00 am

When it comes to cocktails, the simpler the better—at least when you’re mixing it yourself. The Negroni is one of the easiest drinks to make, with just three ingredients: gin, vermouth, and Campari. Despite its simplicity, the drink has a classic air of sophistication—James Bond (in the book series) has even been known to drink Negronis and Americanos, a variation made with club soda. In honor of Negroni Week, a worldwide event involving 4,566 bars and restaurants, RealClearLife is breaking down the best Negroni recipes out there.


Kingston Negroni

1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir briskly until just cold. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist, expressed, and inserted.

Italian Ibis

½ oz. Campari
1 ½ oz. Plantation Pineapple
¾ oz. Carpano Antica
¼ oz. Zuca

Summer Negroni

.5 oz. Strawberry-Infused Campari
.5 oz. Strawberry-Infused Aperol
1 oz. Cinzano Bianco
1 oz. Gin

Stir and strain over one large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist and a slice of strawberry.

Dutch Monte

¾ oz Campari
¾ oz Amaro Montenegro
1 ½ oz Bols Genever
2 dash Degroffs Pimento Bitters

Stirred. Served over rocks with an orange twist.

Bitter Bird

¾ oz. Campari
¾ oz. Dolin Rouge
½ oz. Plantation Pineapple
½ oz. Cruzan Blackstrap


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