Our Top Negroni Recipes for Negroni Week!
To celebrate Negroni Week we have brought together our top four Negroni recipes and created the Kocktail Negroni Collection, featuring our take on the Classic Negroni, Chocolate Negroni, Mediterranean Orange Negroni and Fruit Cup Negroni.
Each Negroni comes with accompanying garnish and our famous ‘story behind the serve’ cards, so you can serve each Negroni in true Italian style!
The history of the Negroni is often the subject of debate...
However, the most widely reported version of this drink’s origin is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. Count Camillo Negroni asked friend, and bartender, Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite cocktail, The Americano, by replacing the soda water with gin. Scarselli then added an orange garnish, rather than the lemon you’d usually get with an Americano, and the drink took off.
The Negroni family were quick to take advantage of the cocktail’s success and founded the Negroni Distillery in 1919 in Treviso, Italy where they produced a ready-made version of the cocktail, sold as Antico Negroni. The distillery is still open to this day.
We only use the finest ingredients...
This classic ruby red Italian cocktail is made with equal parts of Gin, Vermouth and Campari. We use Hepple Gin from the remote Northumbrian hills for the true taste of wild juniper! Founded in 2015, it is now the house-pour in some of the best bars in the world, including The Connaught and Tayer + Elementarry, which won 1st and 2nd place in the World’s Top 50 Bars 2021. It takes five times longer to make Hepple Gin than a conventional gin due to their unique triple distilling technique.
To this we add Carpano, the original vermouth. Invented in 1786 by Antonio Benedetto Carpano, who studied as a herbalist. He created the formula by combining herbs and spices with muscatel (a sweet wine). The vermouth we use today is based on his original recipe.
And finally Campari, the unique bitter taste at the heart of every Negroni. Invented in 1860 by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. The creativity and passion of Gaspare Campari and his son, Davide, were so strong that their genius lives on through the brand, the liquid and those it inspires.
Our take on the Italian classic, featuring Hepple Gin, Campari and Carpano. The Negroni inspired one of our favourite ever cocktail quotes, by the talented and loquacious Orson Welles during his time in Rome in the late 1940s…
“The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other."
Meditteranean Orange Negroni
We’ve given the classic Negroni a fruity Mediterranean twist, using Blood Orange gin and Tio Pepe sherry which brightens the drink perfectly. A drink best enjoyed during hazy summer days, preferably on the Mediterranean coast…
Fruit Cup Negroni
This Kocktail original, created by our cocktail curator Neil Donachie is brightened by rose vermouth, a dash of sloe gin and cucumber syrup. Making this take on the classic Negroni the perfect aperitif to enjoy pre-dinner as the summer shadow's grow longer.
Fruit Cup Negroni
This Kocktail original, created by our cocktail curator is brightened by rose vermouth, a dash of sloe gin and cucumber syrup. Making this take on the classic Negroni the perfect aperitif to enjoy pre-dinner as the summer shadow's grow longer.