Join in the fun riffing on this fan-favorite, classic cocktail—the Negroni.
Classic cocktail enthusiasts know that moods are lifted, and magical things happen when riffing on traditional drinks. So, if you’re planning to revamp your cocktail menu or just brushing up on your classic cocktail-making skills, considerer mixing this lineup of Negronis. Each recipe experiments with different spirits and bitters and other ingredients.
True to its Italian inspiration, Osteria La Baia has mastered the sophisticated simplicity of this classic cocktail, with its bartending team deciding that now is the time for a little Negroni fun. Here a few of their most popular riffs.
The Ume Negroni gets a Japanese twist thanks to the addition of Ume Plum Liqueur along with Gin Lane, Salers Aperitif, and grapefruit bitters.
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Ume Plum Liquor
- 2 oz. Salers
- 5 dashes grapefruit bitters
Preparation: Stir and strain into a glass. Garnish with plumb-grapefruit twist.
For those who don’t have a strong passion for gin, Scrittore, is the to-go Negroni made with Woodinville Bourbon, Kina L’Aero, CioCiaro, grapefruit and orange bitters, in which the initial sweet taste finishes with slightly bitter and citrus notes.
Negroni Bianco swaps out Campari in the classic recipe for Cocchi Americano making it more fragrant.
Head Bartender Lexi Cassitto for Portale has developed a beautiful array of tweaked classic Negronis, which come in four varieties, including the lavish Maserati made with blood oranges, a touch of Barolo Chinato, and Monkey 47 Gin, which Lexi describes as “top shelf” gin.
Portale Negroni Maserati
- 1 oz. Monkey 47 Gin
- 1 oz. Pio Cesare Barolo Chinato
- 1 oz. Campari
Preparation: Stirred until chilled, pour over big ice cube in rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist.
The Primo Negroni made with Ojo De Tigre Mezcal, Aperol, Punt e Mes, and orange is perfect for those who love to add a smoky note to the cocktail while maintaining its simplicity.