Hankering for a nice, icy cold glass of Negroni but don’t feel like going to a bar? You can whip up one yourself with just three simple ingredients of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Or if you’re desperate for a quick fix to satisfy your cravings, you can always head to your nearest liquor store and stock up on some awesome ready-to-drink Negronis.
Wait…did we just mention pre-mixed Negroni? Yes, Negroni, one of the top-selling cocktails in the world, now comes in bottled and canned varieties, which means you have more time to drink, enjoy, and relax and less time fussing about whether you have the correct ingredients. So, if you’re feeling curious yet, here’s just some brands we suggest you try for a convenient and delicious glass of Negroni.
St. Agrestis Negroni
St. Agrestis Negroni is a Brooklyn-based liquior company well-known for its great-tasting amaro. Their ready-to-drink Negroni is 48 proof and made from real ingredients of Greenhook gin, sweet vermouth, and the company’s new aperitif, Inferno Bitter. It is the perfect bittersweet blend in a bottle to cap off a long day at work. It comes in 100 milliliter bottles.
Campari is one of the most iconic spirits brands in the world today with a wide variety of premium alcoholic beverage products being sold in over 190 countries all over the world. They are famous for their intense and distinctive line of aperitifs.
The Campari Negroni is your classic ready mix Italian cocktail in a bottle which may very well be this summer’s go-to drink. With its bright red, pleasantly bitter and tangy flavor, you can serve it on its own over ice or garnished with an orange peel. It is made from Campari, London dry gin, and Cinzano Sweet Vermouth.
Pampelonne's Negroni Sbagliato
If you’re looking for an enjoyable but more convenient drinking experience, this canned offering of a classic Negroni cocktail from sparkling wine maker, Pampelonne, is your best bet.
One of the three canned wine cocktail range recently unveiled by Pampelonne, the Negroni Sbagliato is made from the same classic ingredients of Campari and sweet vermouth except that it made use of sparkling wine instead of gin. The result is a slightly subtler bitter flavor with a distinctive hint of wine.
If you still prefer your Negronis prepared the traditional way, you can also mix it yourself at home. Named after an Italian Count, Camillo Negroni who requested his bartender to strenghten the flavor of his Americano cocktail with gin instead of soda water, the Negroni is one of the easiest cocktail mixes to prepare using only three ingredients, one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, and one part Campari, topped with an orange wedge or peel. Try to master this classic cocktail recipe, using this guide.
So, what’s not to love about this iconic Italian cocktail? Bottled, in can, or prepared the traditional way, the Negroni sure is, one of the tastiest, and most celebrated drinks in the world.