The Story Behind The Negroni Bramble

In this variation on the classic Negroni, reconfigured as a bramble-style cocktail, I left out the gin and added in a second vermouth. This keeps the bold flavors in check once the ice is added.

The bramble is a type of cocktail served over crushed ice, so the rate of dilution for these drinks is considerably faster than those served neat or with ice cubes. I wanted to create a bramble that starts off with bold flavor, so that after sipping on it for a few minutes you get accustomed to the flavors and it mellows out just a bit. This method removes the necessity for stirring first, so the cocktail can be made directly in the glass.


  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce blanco vermouth


  1. Fill a wine glass with crushed ice.
  2. Combine ingredients in your glass over the ice.
  3. Stir slightly.
  4. Enjoy!

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Updated: 2023-10-10

The Negroni Bramble Recipe