Negroni is a mainstay of the Italian aperitif, adored for its perfect balance of bitterness, sweetness and botanical aromas.
Requiring only three quality ingredients in equal parts, this cocktail offers surprising depth with every sip.
A famous aperitif that’s always the star at aperitivo time, served with a few antipastis!
The composition of negroni: which alcohols to use in the recipe
To concoct a distinctive Negroni, the selection of ingredients is essential.
Premium gin, complex vermouth and Campari-style bitter liqueur are the mainstays of this iconic recipe.
Gin Citadelle: elegance in a bottle
Citadelle Gin, with its elegant bottle, is an essential choice for this cocktail.
Its floral and herbaceous aromas, derived from the traditional 1771 recipe rediscovered by Cognac Ferrand in the archives of the Citadelle de Dunkerque, bring a unique delicacy to the blend.
Distilled with 19 spices and aromatics, it evokes a rich tapestry of flavors, perfect for negroni and other gin-based cocktails.
And for the price, it’s a real bargain. Available at the SAQ ($30)
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino: richness and complexity
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, renowned for its rich flavor profile and notes of cocoa and bitter orange, adds a dimension of complexity to the cocktail.
Its nuances of camphor and rosemary enrich the negroni, offering a taste experience with greater depth. Available at the SAQ ($28.70)
- 1 part gin
- 1 part vermouth
- 1 part bitter liqueur (e.g. Campari)
- Orange zest or slice
- Fill a glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in equal parts gin, vermouth and bitter liqueur.
- Stir with a mixing spoon for 10 seconds.
- Garnish glass with orange zest or slice.