Negroni (cocktail)
IBA Official Cocktail
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

orange peel

Standard drinkware
Old Fashioned Glass.svg
Old Fashioned glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Stir into glass over ice, garnish and serve.
* Negroni (cocktail) recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, and one part bitters, traditionally Campari. It is considered an apéritif.



While the drink's origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, at Caffè Casoni, ex Caffè Giacosa, now called Caffè Cavalli. Count Camillo Negroni invented it by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink.[1][2][3][4] After the success of the cocktail, the Negroni Family founded Negroni Distillerie in Treviso, Italy, and produced a ready-made version of the drink, sold as Antico Negroni 1919. One of the earliest reports of the drink came from Orson Welles in correspondence with the Coshocton Tribune while working in Rome on Cagliostro in 1947, where he described a new drink called the Negroni, "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other." [5]


The 'Negroni sbagliato' ("wrong Negroni" in Italian) uses sparkling wine (e.g., prosecco) instead of gin. 'Negroski' is a recipe with vodka again as substitute for gin. Punt e Mes Negroni instead replaces standard red vermouth with a specific, distinctively more bitter-tasted brand called Punt e Mes. The 'Cin Cyn' uses Cynar instead of Campari. Pinkish Negroni: with pinkish wine (instead gin).

Negroni in Popular Culture

See also


  1. ^ Cecchini, Toby (6 October 2002). "SHAKEN AND STIRRED; Dressing Italian". The New York Times: p. 913. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  2. ^ Regan, Gary (29 March 2009). "Negroni history lesson ends in a glass". San Francisco Chronicle: p. e-6. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  3. ^ Luca Picchi, Sulle tracce del conte. La vera storia del cocktail Negroni (On the Trail of the Count, The True Story of the Negroni Cocktail), Edizioni Plan, Florenz, ISBN 88-88719-16-4
  4. ^ Felten, Eric (2007). How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well. Agate Surrey. pp. 207. ISBN 1572840897. 
  5. ^ "Oxford English Dictionary negroni". Dec 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. "The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other." 
  6. ^ Williams, Tennessee (1950). The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. 
  7. ^ Buckley, Christopher (1994). Thank You for Smoking. Random House. pp. 272. ISBN 0-679-43174-8. 
  8. ^ Fleming, Ian (1960). For Your Eyes Only. Jonathan Cape. 
  9. ^ Harrison, Harry (1986). Homeworld. Severn House. pp. 192. ISBN 978-0727813275. 
  10. ^ Hamilton, Gabrielle (2011). Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. 

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