How to Make a Negroni

How to make a negroni drink
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Negroni History

The Negroni is a classic light cocktail.

We believe that the drink was created in 1919 by an Italian bartender in Florence for Count Camillo Negroni (a French general) who wanted to strengthen his favorite cocktail – the Americano. The bartender did it by replacing the soda water with gin.

Negroni has been around for decades but it’s not as popular as it once was. The drink has fallen out of favor in recent years due to the rise of cocktails and other popular drinks like the Manhattan and martini.

The Negroni is still a great cocktail for those looking for something light and refreshing.

Negroni Recipe

30 ml gin

30 ml Campari

30 ml sweet vermouth


Orange twist for garnish

Preparation: Add Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth to a cocktail glass filled with ice. stir until chilled and served with your favorite garnish.

What does Negroni taste like

The taste of this drink is so complex that it can be difficult to describe it in words. It’s sweet, bitter, and sour all at the same time.

The taste of a Negroni can be a bit bitter but it’s depending on the ingredients you choose to use. There are other variations including using different types of liquors like rum or tequila instead of gin or adding more ingredients like orange bitters or amaro.

How to make Negroni less sweet

Like we said before, Negroni is a cocktail that is traditionally made with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. It has some sweetness to it but not too much.

To make the drink less sweet, you can use more Campari and less sweet vermouth. This will also give the drink a stronger flavor.

How to make Negroni sweeter

There are many ways to make a Negroni sweeter. The most common way is adding more sweet vermouth to the drink mix.

Are Negroni shaken or stirred

The question of whether to shake or stir your Negroni has been debated for years. There are two schools of thought on this – Some say that it is preferable to stir, while others argue that shaking is the best way.

The debate has been going on for so long that even some people who do not drink Negroni have opinions about the matter.

To sum up – We hope you have learned what a Negroni is, how to make Negroni sweeter if you want or how to make Negroni less sweet to suit exactly your taste.