The Godfather (Rye Negroni)

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

The traditional Italian classic – Negroni is made with Gin. However I’m not a big Gin fan, & I still had my bottle of Angel rye whisky that I wanted to use. So decided to try a variation on this classic cocktail. I would say this Negroni version is a close cousin to the ‘Manhattan’ cocktail and really simple and easy to make. You can whip this up really quick when you have friends over and look like a professional bartender doing his/her thing 😉


  • Ice
  • 2 oz Rye whisky
  • 11/4 ounce sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Peel of orange


Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add all the above ingredients except peel and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with the orange peel.

Tip: Squeeze the peel & swipe it over the rim before dropping it into the cocktail to let smell play a part in the experience! Enjoy!

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