If my favourite cocktails are a Dry Martini, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz, can you recommend cocktails you think I would like?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a few cocktails that you might enjoy based on your favorites. These cocktails are known for their balanced and distinct flavors, which are similar to those of a dry martini, negroni, and Aperol Spritz.
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You asked: Cocktails similar to Dry Martini, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

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 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

Perfect Manhattan

Slight variation on the typical Manhattan recipe. Rather than just sweet vermouth, there is an equal amount of dry vermouth.

Angostura Bitters (3-4 dash), Red vermouth (7.5ml), Rye Whiskey (45ml), White vermouth (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Manhattan Dry

The Manhattan Dry is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s in New York City's Manhattan Club. It...

Angostura Bitters (2 dashes), White vermouth (25ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.45 / 5

Mr Manhattan

Featured and made famous by Sex and the City 2, this is a simple yet elegant drink.

Cola (22.5 ml), Bourbon (15ml), Cherry vodka (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.23 / 5

Maker’s Manhattan Up

The Maker's Manhattan Up is a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail, which traditionally combines whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. In...

Red vermouth (30ml), Bourbon (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.95 / 5

Dirty Old Manhattan

I worked in hospitality for nearly 10 years and tried a lot of different cocktails. I had the fortune of...

Orange juice (7.5ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Cherry Juice (Teaspoon), Red vermouth (22.5ml), Rye Whiskey (45ml)

5 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Russ' Manhattan

My wife's uncle makes his Manhattan's with Woodford Reserve bourbon and Angostura Orange Bitters. I like it a lot. My...

Orange Bitters (4dash), Red vermouth (15ml), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.75 / 5

Young Man Cocktail

Featured in Harry Craddock’s 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' from 1930.

Cognac (45ml), Red vermouth (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Orange liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.57 / 5

Wild Cherry Manhattan

The Wild Cherry Manhattan is a variation on the classic Manhattan cocktail, incorporating the sweet and tart flavors of maraschino...

Bourbon (75ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Maraschino Cherry Juice (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.52 / 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 the characteristics of a good Dry Martini?

A good Dry Martini should be crisp, clean, and well-balanced with a smooth blend of gin and dry vermouth, often garnished with an olive or lemon twist for added flavor.

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What makes a Negroni unique?

A Negroni is unique due to its balanced blend of gin, red vermouth, and Campari, which gives it a distinctive bitter and sweet taste. It is typically garnished with an orange slice or twist.

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How is an Aperol Spritz typically served?

An Aperol Spritz is typically served in a large wine glass filled with ice and garnished with an orange slice. It’s a popular aperitif, especially in the summer, and is known for its refreshing taste.

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What are alternative garnishes for classic cocktails like the Martini or Negroni?

Alternative garnishes for classic cocktails include using different citrus peels like grapefruit or lime, adding herbs such as rosemary or thyme, or even incorporating small edible flowers for an elegant touch.

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How can you balance bitterness in a cocktail?

To balance bitterness in a cocktail, you can add elements of sweetness, acidity, or even a touch of salt. Using syrups, fresh fruit juices, and aromatic bitters can help create a more well-rounded and palatable drink.

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