If you’re looking for an eaaasy and very tasty Negroni recipe, you’ve found it.
The Negroni Cocktail is a classic and in this guide we’re giving it a bit of an Irish twist, by adding some Irish whiskey to the mix!
Below, you’ll find a straightforward, no-BS recipe that easy to follow and that tastes ammmmazing!
Some quick need-to-knows before making our Irish Negroni recipe
Before you look at how to make a Negroni, it’s worth taking 20 seconds to read the below points, first, as it’ll make the process a bit easier for you.
1. Pick a good quality whiskey
Yes, we’re using whiskey in this Negroni recipe! Pick any of the good Irish whiskey brands and you’ll be off to a good start (just avoid any peated whiskeys).
2. Stirred, not shaken
You’ll see some guides on how to make a Negroni recommend that you use a cocktail shaker… don’t. Add the ingredients to a glass with ice, first, and stir. Then strain the mix into a fresh glass 1/2 filled with ice.
Our Irish Negroni ingredients
So, some of the Negroni ingredients may not be available in your corner store, but you’ll get them in many larger stores with a good drinks section. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 ounce of whiskey (see our guide to the best Irish whiskey brands)
- 1 ounce of Campari (this is an Italian alcoholic liqueur)
- 1 ounce of sweet Vermouth
- Fresh orange
How to make a Negroni cocktail
Our Irish Negroni is very easy to make and it only takes a minute max until it’s ready to rock. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Get your glass chilled
We recommend this for all of our Irish cocktails. Chill your glass in advance of pouring in your mixture. To do this, add some ice to a glass and swirl it around for 15 to 20 seconds.
The glass will become chilled nice and quickly. Empty any excess water when you’re done. Alternatively, leave it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Assembly time
OK, so you need to get a glass or jug to mix up the ingredients in (stirred not shaken). Take this glass/jug and add a good handful of ice. Then add 1 ounce of Irish whiskey, 1 ounce of Campari and 1 ounce of sweet Vermouth.
Give it a good stir. You then need to strain this into a fresh glass that’s half filled with ice.
Step 3: Garnish and serve
You can add a slice of lemon or, as I like to do, add a little twist of lemon to the top. Your Irish Negroni cocktail is now ready to serve.
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FAQs about our Irish Negroni recipe
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Campari cocktails are the tastiest?’ to ‘What Negroni recipes have the most kick?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What ingredients are needed for a Negroni?
If you follow our Negroni recipe, you need 1 ounce of whiskey, 1 ounce of Campari, 1 ounce of sweet Vermouth and an orange.
What’s the tastiest negroni recipe?
Add whiskey, Campari and sweet Vermouth to a glass with ice and stir. Strain this mix into another glass 1/2 filled with ice and serve.