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If you're looking for a delightful twist on the classic Negroni, there are several intriguing variations you can consider, each offering a unique blend of flavors while maintaining the foundational elements of the original cocktail. Here are three highly rated options you might enjoy:

Boulevardier: This variation replaces the gin in a Negroni with bourbon, creating a richer and more rounded flavor profile that will especially appeal to whiskey lovers. The combination of Campari, red vermouth, and bourbon creates a sophisticated, slightly sweeter drink with a deep red hue, perfect for an evening aperitif. With a rating of 4.9/5, it’s a top choice among enthusiasts.

MonteNegroni: For a more modern twist, the MonteNegroni introduces Amaro into the mix, alongside dry gin and red vermouth. This cocktail maintains the intricate balance of bitter, sweet, and herbal notes while introducing an additional layer of complexity. This variation is highly regarded with a 4.7/5 score, making it an ideal choice for those who love depth in their drinks.

Negroni Sbagliato: If you prefer a lighter, effervescent alternative, the Negroni Sbagliato swaps out gin for Champagne or prosecco. Combined with red vermouth and Aperol, this variation offers a refreshing and bubbly experience, perfect for celebratory occasions or as an elegant aperitivo. With a rating of 4.5/5, it’s a festive and sophisticated option to consider.

Each of these variations retains the classic appeal of the Negroni while offering unique twists that cater to different palates and occasions. Enjoy experimenting with these delightful concoctions!

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You asked: Negroni cocktail variations. 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

Gin & It

The Gin & It is a classic cocktail that marries the crisp botanicals of dry gin with the sweet, herbal...

Dry gin (30ml), Orange Bitters (1 dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

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


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


The Newbury is a sophisticated cocktail that blends the citrusy sweetness of Triple Sec with the botanical notes of gin...

Triple Sec (Teaspoon), Gin (60ml), Red vermouth (45ml)

3 ingredients
3.78 / 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


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 is a Boulevardier cocktail?

A Boulevardier is a twist on the classic Negroni that replaces gin with bourbon. This variation offers a richer flavor profile and is popular among whiskey enthusiasts.

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What ingredients are in a Negroni Sbagliato?

A Negroni Sbagliato is made by replacing the gin in a classic Negroni with Champagne or prosecco, combined with red vermouth and Aperol for a bubbly twist.

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How does a MonteNegroni differ from a classic Negroni?

A MonteNegroni introduces Amaro along with dry gin and red vermouth, creating a more complex flavor with additional bitter, sweet, and herbal notes.

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Can I make a Negroni with tequila?

While not traditional, tequila can be used for a unique Negroni variation. It would replace gin and provide a different flavor profile, blending well with the bitterness of Campari.

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What is the origin of the Negroni cocktail?

The Negroni was invented in Florence, Italy, in 1919. It was created by Count Camillo Negroni, who asked for gin to be added to his Americano, thus creating this iconic cocktail.

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