What cocktails have a similar vibe to a Negroni?

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If you're a fan of the classic Negroni and are seeking similar cocktails that offer that delightful balance of bitter and sweet flavors, there are several excellent options to consider. Each of these cocktails retains the complex, aromatic profile that Negroni enthusiasts adore, while introducing unique twists through different ingredients.

One top contender is the Boulevardier with its 4.9/5 rating. This drink is essentially a Negroni with bourbon replacing the gin, creating a richer and more robust flavor that whiskey fans will appreciate. Its deep red hue and citrus garnish make it a visually appealing option that's perfect for sipping as an aperitif.

Another excellent choice is the MonteNegroni, rated 4.7/5. This twist incorporates Amaro in place of Campari, adding a layer of bitter-sweet complexity to the traditional Negroni flavors. This cocktail caters well to those who enjoy a deeper, more nuanced taste, making it a highly sophisticated choice.

If you're in the mood for something with a bit of a sparkling twist, the Negroni Sbagliato is a fantastic option with a 4.5/5 rating. This variation uses Champagne or prosecco instead of gin, offering a lighter, effervescent experience that still maintains the bitter-sweet balance. It's perfect for a celebratory occasion or a refreshing aperitivo.

The Summer Negroni, scoring 4.33/5, offers a bright, summery take on the classic Negroni. By using Lillet Blanc and Aperol, it achieves a lighter, less intense flavor profile. The citrus garnish and balanced bitterness make it ideal for warm weather enjoyment.

For something slightly different yet still in the same family, the White Negroni rated 4/5 presents a lighter and more floral alternative. With Lillet Blanc, dry gin, and gentian, this cocktail maintains the sophisticated and botanical elements of a Negroni but with a distinct character.

These cocktails are all excellent choices if you're looking to expand your palate while still enjoying the qualities that make the Negroni special. Cheers to discovering new favorites!

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You asked: Cocktails similar to a Negroni?. 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


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


The MonteNegroni cocktail is a sophisticated and alluring twist on the classic Negroni, offering a unique blend of flavors that...

Red vermouth (25ml), Dry gin (30ml), Amaro (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Negroni Sbagliato

The Negroni Sbagliato, an intriguing variant of the classic Negroni, swaps out gin for a bubbly twist of Champagne or...

Red vermouth (30ml), Aperol (30ml), Champagne / prosecco (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.5 / 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

Old Pal

The Old Pal first appeared in the 1922 edition of Harry Craddock's "The Savoy Cocktail Book", a drinks compendium compiled...

Campari (30ml), Rye Whiskey (30ml), White vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.33 / 5


The Americano is a classic cocktail created in Italy in the late 19th century. Its name comes from the Italian...

Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Soda water (Splash)

3 ingredients
4.24 / 5

White Negroni

The White Negroni is a modern twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, offering a lighter and slightly more floral alternative....

Lillet Blanc (30ml), Dry gin (30ml), Gentian (30ml)

3 ingredients
4 / 5

Campari Ginger

I just tried a spin on Campari and soda. A little sweeter with the ginger ale, and a little smoother...

Ginger Ale (120ml), Gin (30ml), Campari (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.58 / 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 makes a Negroni unique?

A Negroni is unique due to its balance of three specific ingredients: gin, Campari, and red vermouth. These create a distinctive blend of bitter, sweet, and botanical flavors.

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What types of flavors are in a Negroni?

The Negroni features a mix of bitter, sweet, and botanical flavors. The gin offers a floral and herbal profile, Campari contributes bitterness, and red vermouth adds sweetness and complexity.

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Can I make a Negroni with different spirits?

Yes, variations of the Negroni can be made with different spirits. For example, replacing gin with bourbon creates a Boulevardier, adding a rich and robust flavor.

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Is a Negroni a good aperitif?

Yes, the Negroni is considered an excellent aperitif. Its balanced, slightly bitter profile is known to stimulate the appetite, making it perfect before a meal.

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What are some popular variations of the Negroni?

Popular variations include the Boulevardier (with bourbon), Negroni Sbagliato (with Champagne or prosecco), and the White Negroni (with dry gin, Lillet Blanc, and Gentian). Each offers a unique twist on the classic.

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