Smoked Negroni Cocktail Recipe

World Famous Aperitivo Gets Smoked

The Smoked Negroni Cocktail Recipe

All the good ol’ favourites are back in fashion. I’m pretty sure a Negroni was one of my grandfather’s favourite drinks. The recipe below however adds a whole new taste to this bitter/sweet cocktail by making it a smoked Negroni cocktail.

Originating in Florence, Italy in 1919 this cocktail was created for for count Camillo Negroni after he asked for an Americano with more kick - and this famous aperitif was clearly named after him.

The choice of flavoured woodchips is your own. We enjoy hickory or oak but it is a personal choice. Remember smoking a cocktail essentially transforms the flavour. Adding smoke is not simply about the visual appeal but is another component of the drink’s ingredients.

If you're looking for a cool variation on the classic Negroni cocktail recipe, check out our Smokin' Celebration Cocktail

Learn more about all the wood chips flavours we offer and the variety of food and drinks each pair well with.  Visit our 'Wood Chip Flavours' page.

Smoked Negroni Cocktail Ingredients

To make just one smoked negroni:

  • 30 ml Campari
  • 30ml vermouth
  • 30ml Dry Gin
  • Ice
  • Orange peel to garnish (optional)
  • Cherry, Oak or Hickory woodchips

The Sixpence Alchemy Hardwood Cocktail Smoking Kit

Smoked Negroni Cocktail Method

  • Fill a mixing glass with ice
  • Add gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari
  • Stir until well combined and chilled
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice


  • Use a Sixpence Alchemy hardwood cocktail smoker to smoke the surface of the drink.
  • Place a pinch of your choice of woodchips into the top of the cocktail smoker (you only need a small amount. There is no need to fill the chamber) and light for a few seconds to ignite the woodchips.
  • We thoroughly enjoy both oak woodchips and pecan when smoking a negroni.  Allow smoke to infuse through the drink before removing the smoke top.
  • Squeeze an orange peel over the surface to release its oils, then garnish to serve.

We have a quick video showing the recipe and steps on how to make a delicious Smoked Negroni Cocktail

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