Sparkly, fresh and very refreshing, this is a great cocktail whether for a Christmas party or sitting poolside.
For another fizzy cocktail try my Pomegranate French 75.
Negronis have gone from a niche drink to making an appearance on every cocktail menu. The combination of bitter and sweet is so distinctive and always interesting.
I’ve chosen to make it my own by taking a classic Negroni base and adding a bit of fizz. This turns a very potent cocktail into a long drink, which means that it is perfect for everything from a holiday party to poolside!
This Negroni Fizz was inspired by a visit to a local restaurant. As much as I enjoyed the Negroni in front of me, I wished that it would last a bit longer!
The solution is to use a fizzy long drink to take it from a short drink to a long drink. Tonic water is absolutely perfect for this. But if you want to make it ever more special, try a sparkling wine like Prosecco!
Making Negroni Fizz
Making a Negroni Fizz is wonderfully easy! Start by mixing the gin, Campari and vermouth rosso with a lot of ice. And I mean a lot of ice. Cocktails need to be cold!
A classic Negroni uses one ounce each of the gin, Campari and vermouth rosso. I reduced this to make it a lighter drink that won’t hit very hard, but you can increase the amounts if you choose.
You can strain the Negroni into a glass like I did. But if you want to save a step (and some dishes) then mix the drink in the glass you intend to drink it from.
Next top it will a good helping of tonic water or sparkling wine. You are in charge here. Make the drink as long or short as you like!
A garnish is never necessary but always appreciated. Try folding a thinly sliced piece of orange over a toothpick to achieve the same look as me. Or place a slice in a piece of orange and slide it onto the rim of your glass.
The recipe below is for one Negroni Fizz, but you can easily scale this up to make it for more people.
Have your friends over, share a few laughs because it will make your soul good and whip up this gorgeous spin on Italian Negroni!
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- ⅓ oz / 10ml Campari
- ⅓ oz / 10ml gin
- ⅓ oz / 10ml sweet vermouth or Port
- Tonic water or Prosecco
- orange slices
- Combine Campari, gin and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker with 3 ice cubes. Shake until the shaker is too cold to hold.
- Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water or Prosecco for extra luxury.
- Serve with an orange slice as a garnish.