Watermelon Negroni

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

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The recipe description is inspired by personalities and publications.

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  • 20ml Campari (herbal liqueur)
  • 20ml Helmut – Der Rote (red vermouth)
  • 20ml Hygge Gin (gin)
  • 20ml Giffard Watermelon Liqueur (watermelon liqueur)
build in / stir

1x lemon zest

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. Express an citrus twist over the drink and drop it into the glass.

  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.

how to garnish

  • 1x lemon zest, Squeeze the zest a little, to release the oils of the zest over the drink. Place it on the ice.

mixing tips


  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink. It will give you more control over the dilution.

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


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.

about Jörg Meyer

Jörg Meyer hatte schon früh einen Traum. Der Hamburger wollte schon immer Besitzer einer Bar sein. 2007 war es endlich soweit. Er hat seine Bar Le Lion – Bar de Paris eröffnet. Mittlerweile ist Jörg Meyer der zweitbekannteste Barkeeper Deutschlands.

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90 ml = 1 serving

Author, Timo Wessels
Updated on 29. June 2023

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