11 Takes on the Negroni

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on March 16, 2020

Classic Negroni

This classic cocktail was first created for Count Camillo Negroni in 1919 at Florence’s Café Casoni. Get the recipe for Classic Negroni

Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Jeffrey Morgenthaler, bar manager of Clyde Common in Portland, is known for barrel-aging cocktails and other fancy bartender tricks. But when he throws a party, he makes this lightly bitter, pop-and-pour punch that’s as easy as 1-2-3. Get the recipe for Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato »

White Negroni cocktail

Gin and sweet vermouth are bolstered with Suze instead of the usual Campari.

Count Mast Negroni cocktail

Get the recipe for the Count Mast Negroni Cocktail »


A snack-sized negroni with a savory agave twist from bartender Tristan Willey of Long Island Bar. Get the recipe for Tinegroni »

Negroni Sbagliato
Broken Negroni (Negroni Sbagliato)

Mixologist David Welch pours this bubbly riff on a negroni at Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon.


The 19th-century Italian cocktail the Milano-Torino consisted of bitter Campari and Martini sweet vermouth. It is said that American travelers preferred their apéritifs with soda water, so the Milano-Torino with soda became known as the Americano.

Bermuda Hundred Cocktail

Beth Dixon, bartender at Pasture in Richmond, Virginia, describes this fun cocktail as the lovechild of a Mai Tai and a Negroni. Get the recipe for Bermuda Hundred »


The Contessa, a modern creation of John Gertsen, a bartender at Boston’s Drink, replaces two of the Negroni’s three ingredients: Campari is swapped for the lighter and more orangey Aperol and dry vermouth substitutes for sweet. It’s more like the Negroni’s third cousin than a direct descendant.

Boulevardier Cocktail
Boulevardier Cocktail

In this negroni variation, gin is swapped out for bourbon. Get the recipe for Boulevardier Cocktail »

Old Pal
Old Pal

In this negroni cousin, the gin is replaced with rye whiskey. Get the recipe for Old Pal »

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