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Rum Negroni

The Negroni cocktail is a classic that has stood the test of time.

rum negroni

This Italian cocktail, which dates back to the early 20th century, is a simple combination of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

However, like many classics, the Negroni has also inspired countless variations, each adding its unique twist to the original recipe. One such variation is the Rum Negroni.

The Rum Negroni is a play on the classic recipe that swaps out gin for rum. This simple substitution transforms the cocktail, adding a new layer of complexity and flavor to the mix.

While purists may balk at the idea of messing with a classic recipe, the Rum Negroni is well worth a try, especially for rum lovers.

How to Make Recipe

To make a Rum Negroni, you’ll need just three ingredients: rum, Campari, and sweet vermouth. However, the key to getting the perfect balance of flavors is in the choice of ingredients.

For the rum, a dark, aged rum is best, as it will provide a rich, full-bodied flavor that can stand up to the bitter Campari.

For the Campari and sweet vermouth, go with your favorite brands, but keep in mind that the quality of these ingredients will also have a significant impact on the final result.

To make the cocktail, simply combine equal parts rum, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well, then strain into a chilled glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy!

Rum Negroni

Rum Negroni

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • Orange twist, for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add 1 oz dark rum, 1 oz Campari, and 1 oz sweet vermouth to the mixing glass.
  3. Stir the ingredients well with a bar spoon for about 20 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass over a large ice cube.
  5. Garnish with an orange twist.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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So, what can you expect from a Rum Negroni? The first thing you’ll notice is the deep, rich flavor of the rum.

It adds a touch of sweetness and warmth to the cocktail that gin simply cannot match. However, the bitterness of the Campari is still front and center, providing a sharp, refreshing contrast to the rum’s sweetness.

The sweet vermouth ties everything together, adding a touch of herbal complexity to the mix.


The Rum Negroni is a perfect cocktail for sipping on a lazy evening or enjoying with friends. It’s a cocktail that strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness, complexity and simplicity. It’s a twist on the classic that’s well worth trying, especially if you’re a fan of rum.

In conclusion, the Rum Negroni is a delicious variation on the classic cocktail that’s well worth a try. It’s easy to make, with just three ingredients, but it packs a flavorful punch that’s sure to satisfy.

So, the next time you’re looking for a new twist on an old favorite, give the Rum Negroni a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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