The Story Behind The Calvados Negroni

The classic Negroni is a favorite for many boozy cocktail enthusiasts, but festive twists are always fun. This version adds some seasonal flavor by substituting the usual gin with Calvados, Normandy's versatile, food-friendly brandy made from apples and pears. Serve it up for fall-friendly enjoyment.


  • 1 ounce Calvados
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce red bitter


  1. Pour Calvados, sweet vermouth, and red bitter into a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir ingredients.
  3. Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with orange twist.

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Updated: 2022-03-09

The Calvados Negroni Recipe