Negroni… but Why so Bitter Though?

by Pipso Calypso

If you follow the #menswear world of Instagram, you know that there is only one cocktail recently that seems acceptable… but why did it have to be something so bitter?! The first time I tried a Negroni, it really wasn’t my cup of tea. Generally I shy away of everything containing Campari because it just doesn’t float my boat, just like I can’t get onto the hype train that Aperol Spritz was the last summers.

But instead of just deciding that I hate Negroni and y’all are wrong, I embarked onto the journey to find a way to enjoy the flavor profile without getting kicked into the throat by the bitterness. I am experimenting with the different brands of ingredients and the proportions currently.

Like most I have started out straight forward. I picked one of my favorite gins, which is Monkey47, and added Campari and Martini Rosso vermouth in equal proportions. Yeah that was a no from me. I went over upping the gin to lowering the Campari, and then changed the vermouth and currently I have a level that I’m pretty happy with. It’s not a traditional Negroni but it works for me.

Negroni for the softies

Serves: 1
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 4.5 cl Monkey47 gin
  • 4.5 cl Carpano Anticua Formula vermouth
  • 3 cl Campari
  • A fresh orange


Take a tumbler and put ice into it.

Add all the liquids and stir for roughly 30 seconds.

Cut a zest off the orange peel, twist it over the glass and drop it in.

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