The Negroni cocktail is our most favorite bitter classic cocktail crowd pleaser of all time.
a negroni in a dark cartoon look you can see a glass filled with ice and some oranges

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  • 30ml Campari (bitter aperitif)
  • 30ml Helmut – Der Rote (red sweet vermouth)
  • 35ml Hygge Gin (gin)
Old Fashioned
build in / stir

1x orange twist

mixing instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the garnish !) in a rocks glass filled with one large ice ball.
  2. Stir until chilled, for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add your garnish.

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  3. Prepare your garnish.
  4. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  5. Add one ice ball into the serving glass.
  6. Pour all ingredients into the chilled serving glass.
  7. Stir until chilled, for about 30 seconds.
  8. Add your garnish.
  9. Clean up your working station.

how to garnish

  • 1x orange twist,

mixing tips

Mise En Place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.


  • If you use a large ice ball, after removing it from the freezer, let it stay for some minutes. Otherwise, it might crack once you pour the liquid over the ice ball.


  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

flavour and texture

cherry, leather, orange
juniper, orange, pomegranate
astrigent tannins, dense, grippy

editor recipe notes

We use the “Helmut der Rote” for our classic Negroni version as the vermouth. Because this ingredient contains some sugar, we are increasing the amount of Gin in the cocktail a little bit.

We always keep our rocks glass chilled as well as the vermouth. Our ice balls are manually filled up and kept in the freezer.
Once you want to use a fresh frozen ice ball. Keep in mind that it might crack once you pour some liquid on it.

After we add all ingredients to the glass, we stir for up to 40 seconds. It should be chilled now and ready to serve with an orange twist.

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110 ml = 1 serving

Author, Timo Wessels
Updated on 27. December 2022

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