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Over the years, the classic Negroni has inspired many a creative variation. Bookmark this collection of Negroni riffs and relatives the next time you’re looking to take the classic recipe for an interesting spin, and visit Negroni Week HQ for more news and recipe ideas.

Benny Blanco A light and approachable Negroni variation with a kick of spice.

Boulevardier A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulvardier subs in bourbon for gin.

Cardinale A 1950’s-era variation on the classic Negroni.

Chocolate Strawberry Negroni Fresh strawberries and a touch of crème de cacao lend sweet complexity to the classic.

Cold-Brew Coffee Negroni
Why use gin when you can get a little caffeinated push from cold-brew?

Dante’s Negroni Bianco
Test your Negroni mixing mettle with this gorgeous riff from Naren Young.

Dessert Negroni
Italian Chinotto soda and blood orange sorbet add sweetness to the Negroni.

Dr. Melfi’s Medicine
A “Negroni for beginners” from Charleston.

Italian G&T
The Negroni meets the G&T at Whitechapel in San Francisco.

Jamaican Negroni
Two times the rum means double the fun in this Negroni relative from Julian Cox.

The Jitney Negroni
A Negroni riff with two types of Cinzano vermouth, mezcal, coffee and absinthe.

Kingston Negroni
Italy’s classic heads for some Caribbean sun in this variation that swaps in a fruity Jamaican rum.

Kula Negroni
Strawberry-infused Campari sets a jeweled tone in this spin from Julie Reiner.

Lodge Negroni
In this Negroni variation, scotch replaces gin, and coffee liqueur enters the mix.

Lucky Negroni
This White Negroni has a salty, savory edge thanks to green Chartreuse and celery bitters.

My Fair Lady
Hopped Grapefruit bitters flirt with floral pisco in in this Negroni riff from Texas.

Negroni Frappe
Fresh orange juice balances Meletti’s bitterness in this crushable take on the Negroni.

Negroni Sour
Frothy egg whites and a citrusy lift of orange and lemon juices take the Negroni to new heights.

Negroni Sbagliato
The result of a busy bartender mistakenly using sparkling wine instead of gin.

Parson’s Frozen Negroni Slushy
Who doesn’t love a slushy? This Negroni riff from Chicago should do the trick.

Pineapple Kingston Negroni
An extra-tropical take on the rum-based riff.

Por Do Sol
Cachaça and Dolin Blanc share the glass with Campari and Orange Cream Citrate bitters.

Red Eye Negroni
A flavorful coffee infusion elevates this Negroni variation.

Red Light Negroni
Using the classic Negroni formula, this recipe swaps out gin for genever.

The Rizzo
Rhubarb syrup, fresh citrus and sparkling wine make this cocktail perfect for spring and summer.

Rosé Negroni
Gin steps aside for two types of rosé in this low-ABV stunner.

Sloe gin replaces sweet vermouth in this simple riff.

Squeaky Wheel
Coffee liqueur and amaretto add new dimension to this Negroni-inspired cocktail.

The Stiletta
Campari and star anise blend harmoniously in this riff from Phil Ward.

Strange Weaver
San Francisco bartender Dominic Alling created this rum-based refresher.

This Negroni riff introduces a spiced tea infusion to the mix.

White Negroni Daiquiri
A mashup of two classic cocktails—the White Negroni and the Daiquiri.

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