Watermelon Negroni

A Negroni Twist with a subtle taste and sweetness of the watermelon.

Source: The recipe is a riff on an existing recipe with different ingredients.


  • 20 ml
    campari (Herbal Liqueur)
  • 20 ml
    HELMUT – Der Rote (Red Vermouth)
  • 20 ml
    HYGGE gin (Gin)
  • 20 ml
    giffard watermelon liqueur (Fruit Liqueur)
how to mix:
Combine all the ingredients (except the garnish !) in a rocks glass filled with one large ice ball. Stir until chilled, for about 30 seconds. Express an citrus twist over the drink and drop it into the glass.
1x orange twist
Press the oils out of the citrus peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Drop the garnish into the drink.
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Timo Wessels
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beverage details


bar technique:
Build, Stir, Zest a Fruit
bar spoon, jigger
lemon twist


Aperitivo, Bittersweet, Dessert
After-Dinner Delights, Historical Elegance, Sunset Sippers

aroma chart

  • Fruity
  • Alc. Strength
  • Bitter
  • Tannin
  • Sweetness
chocolate, Lemon, Watermelon
clean, high viscosity, juicy

detailed mixing instructions

  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. Express an citrus twist over the drink and drop it into the glass.
  9. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips


  • Let a large ice cube / ball rest for some time


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

mise en place

  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink.

editor recipe notes

I got inspired by Jörg Meyers Youtube Channel. He presented a nice riff on the Negroni made with Watermelon Liqueur some time ago. You just have to be careful about the sweetness of the drink. Better chill all your liqueurs in advance. I prefer an Ice Ball because you have a little more control over the dilution.

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