I want something with gin that is similar to a Negroni but less dry.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that might interest you. It has a lower rating but it's similar to a Negroni and has a slightly lower alcohol content. It's called the "Summer Negroni." It contains gin, Lillet Blanc, and Aperol, providing a different flavor profile while still keeping the gin base.
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You asked: Gin cocktail similar to a Negroni but less dry. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Boulevardier is a classic and sophisticated cocktail with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. It's a close relative...

Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Manhattan Sweet

The Manhattan Sweet is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City. This sophisticated drink...

Red vermouth (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5


The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink is made up...

Gin (30ml), Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.84 / 5

New Yorker

The New Yorker is a classic cocktail that exudes the sophistication of its namesake city. Combining the robust flavors of...

Whiskey (20ml), Grenadine (Dash), DOM Benedictine (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5


Crisp and herbaceous, the classic Bijou cocktail from the late 1800s blends gin with a bouquet of herbs and spices...

Gin (30ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Green Chartreuse (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

The Bâton Rouge

Vermouth lovers will enjoy The Baton Rouge cocktail. With equal measures of gold rum and sweet vermouth, and a double...

Cognac (40ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (20ml), Gold rum (20ml), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (Dash)

5 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Summer Negroni

The Summer Negroni is a refreshing twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, trading the traditional ingredients for a lighter, more...

Gin (45ml), Lillet Blanc (45ml), Aperol (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Bittered Gin Sling

The Bittered Gin Sling is a classic cocktail known for its complex and bold flavors. It originated in the late...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

6 ingredients
4.31 / 5

Sweet Martini

The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet)...

Dry gin (75ml), Red vermouth (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.8 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some popular gin cocktails?

Popular gin cocktails include the classic Negroni, Gin and Tonic, French 75, and the Martini. Each has its unique flavor profile showcasing the versatility of gin.

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How can I make a gin cocktail less dry?

To make a gin cocktail less dry, you can reduce the amount of dry vermouth, or substitute it with a sweeter variant or use liqueurs like Lillet Blanc or Aperol to add sweetness.

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What are some alternatives to Campari in a Negroni?

Alternatives to Campari in a Negroni include Aperol, which is milder and less bitter, or other aperitifs like Cynar or Amaro that bring a different depth of flavor.

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Is gin always the primary spirit in Negroni variations?

While gin is traditional in a Negroni, variations can use different base spirits like bourbon in a Boulevardier or rum, creating a unique twist on the classic cocktail.

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What type of glassware is typically used for serving a Negroni?

A Negroni is typically served in a rocks glass, also known as an old-fashioned glass, which showcases the beautiful color and allows for the addition of a large ice cube.

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