Everyone loves a solid Negroni. It’s simple to order, easy to make, and above all, very pleasing to drink. This classic cocktail’s balance between herbal and sweet is appealing to an array of palates, and you can rarely go wrong with a gin-based cocktail. Here at VinePair, we love experimenting with takes on some of our traditional favorites, the Negroni included. We’ve rounded up five variations of this classic cocktail to switch up your gin-swigging regimen. Grab one of these stirred cocktail kits and get to experimenting at home!
Swapping out gin for mezcal adds a warm, savory twist to the drink, perfect for nights around the fire. Orange juice adds a zesty tang to the concoction; for those who prefer mild smoke, amp up the juice slightly.
We personally don’t see anything “wrong” with this drink whatsoever. In our opinion, bubbles are always the answer. This lower-alcohol switch is perfect for midday Negroni breaks.
Take your Sbagliato recipe, add some fresh fruit and basil syrup, and you’re basically set with this recipe. We recommend making in batch for your next barbecue or patio hangout with friends. Seriously, we’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love sparkles and strawberries.
Set your stirred cocktail kit aside and break out the blender! Trust us, it’s worth it. This thirst-quenching, citrus-driven slushy is perfect for warm weather days. Thyme sprig garnishes also add a nice herbal kick!