Cynar Negroni

Cynar Negroni Cocktail Recipe

The Negroni was invented in Florence by the Italian Count Camillo Negroni in the early 20th century. He fortified his Americano drink by replacing the usual soda water with gin. The bartender added an orange peel and the Negroni was born! Recently, the Negroni has grown in popularity and is now officially part of the cocktail canon in the United States. There are many variations of the Negroni — ours uses Cynar instead of Campari thus lessening the syrupy bomb that is sometimes associated with the drink. We also added rosemary, the signature herb of the great chef Cesare Casella — wherever Cesare goes he brings a sprig of rosemary with him in his breast pocket! Our version of the Negroni is designed for Cesare’s recipe for Saltimbocca alla Romana! There are only a few ingredients in this cocktail which means it’s easy to make but hard to perfect! 


  • 1 oz Cynar
  • 1 oz Ford's Gin
  • 1 oz Luxardo Bitter Bianco
  • Orange Peel 


In a rocks glass with ice, add Cynar, Ford's Gin, and Luxardo Bitter Bianco. Stir until chilled. Garnish with an orange peel. 

Recipe from Matt Botkin, our in-house professional bartender!

Pair with Chef Cesare Casella's Saltimbocca alla Romana recipe.