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Aquavit Negroni


I have yet to meet a Negroni riff I didn’t like, and this herbaceous one is no exception. In this Aquavit Negroni, I like to pair aquavit with Lillet Blanc, rather than sweet vermouth, but feel free to try sweet vermouth if that’s what you have on hand! It’s also quite nice but a bit drier using a dry vermouth like Noilly Prat. You could opt for a simple expressed orange twist here, but I find that a juicy slice of pink grapefruit adds a whole new dimension of flavor.


Aquavit Negroni

Amy Traynor
This riff on the classic Negroni substitutes the Scandinavian spirit aquavit (also known as akvavit) in place of gin for even more herbal flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 oz aquavit
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice (or over one large cube).
  • Garnish with a slice of grapefruit (or an orange twist, if you prefer).
Keyword aquavit, classic cocktails, grapefruit, Negroni
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Friday 10th of September 2021