We have gin, martini, and Campari, but our Negroni does not taste good.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that might be a good alternative for you. It's a twist on the classic Negroni and it's known as the Martinez. It includes gin, red vermouth, maraschino cherry liqueur, and orange bitters. This cocktail has a high rating and might be a great option to try with the ingredients you have on hand.
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You asked: Alternative to Negroni with gin, martini, and Campari. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

The Perfect Martini

The Perfect Martini is a sophisticated twist on the classic martini that balances the botanical notes of gin with the...

Gin (75ml), Red vermouth (10ml), Olive Juice (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Martini Perfect

The Martini Perfect is a classic cocktail known for its refined and sophisticated flavors. It is a variation of the...

Dry gin (45ml), White vermouth (22.5ml), Red vermouth (22.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 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


Said to have emerged around 1860-1870, and is often touted as one of the world’s oldest gin cocktails.

Orange Bitters (2 dashes), Red vermouth (45ml), Dry gin (45ml), Maraschino cherry liqueur (1 teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.74 / 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


The wife doesn't like Martinis. Always thought it was the gin, but it turned out it was the vermouth. So,...

Gin (60ml), Port (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.86 / 5

Sixty Six

The cocktail "Sixty Six" is a balanced and complex drink that presents a careful blend of bitter and aromatic flavors....

Gin (30ml), Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Sherry (Dry) (30ml), Lemon Juice (Dash)

5 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Gin And Tonic Bitter Lime

Gin and Tonic is good, but if you like it bitter with a hint of lime, this drink is for...

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Tonic water (200ml)

4 ingredients
3.66 / 5


Big and loud, but with a sweet side - just like its namesake.

Gin (90ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Grapefruit Juice (45ml), Red vermouth (45ml)

4 ingredients
3.53 / 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 can I use instead of Campari in a Negroni?

If you don't have Campari, you can try using Aperol, which is a bit sweeter and less bitter. Some people also use a mix of red vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters.

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What is a Martinez cocktail?

A Martinez cocktail is a classic drink that combines gin, red vermouth, maraschino cherry liqueur, and orange bitters. It is considered a precursor to the modern Martini.

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What are some variations of a Negroni?

Some variations include the Boulevardier, which uses bourbon instead of gin, and the Old Pal, which uses rye whiskey and dry vermouth. There are also lighter versions like the Summer Negroni.

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How do you make a Negroni less bitter?

To make a Negroni less bitter, you can reduce the amount of Campari or substitute it with a sweeter liqueur like Aperol. Adding a splash of soda water can also help.

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What glass should a Negroni be served in?

A Negroni is traditionally served in an old-fashioned or rocks glass over ice. Some variations may also be served in a coupe glass.

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