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How to Make a Negroni

It’s not for the weak of heart, but this bitter Italian cocktail might be just the pre-dinner punch you need.


  • Step 1: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Step 2: Add gin, vermouth, and Campari Add the gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
  • TIP: If you like your drinks extra bitter, you reduce the amount of sweet vermouth to three-quarters of an ounce.
  • Step 3: Briefly shake or stir the drink Shake or stir the drink very briefly - only about five or six times.
  • TIP: Avoid too much shaking or stirring, as this will cause the ice to melt and will result in a diluted drink.
  • Step 4: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass Strain your mixed drink from the cocktail shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Step 5: Garnish and serve Garnish the cocktail glass with an orange peel or orange slice, and enjoy.
  • FACT: Gaspare Campari invented his famous Italian bitter when he was just 14 years old.

You Will Need

  • A cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • 1 oz. high-quality gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • A chilled cocktail glass
  • An orange peel or orange slice

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