Cocktail Corner: Crystal’s Classic Negroni

If your holiday cocktail of choice is the Classic Negroni, you’re in good company; both Ernest Hemingway and Anthony Bourdain chose the tipple on their own travels. Crystal’s recipe is simple but serious. Created by ‘Modern Mixologist’ Tony Abou-Ganim, it’s the taste of Italy we’re all craving right now.


1oz Campari
1oz Sweet Vermouth
1oz Gin
Orange Peel


Pour equal parts Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and Gin into etched mixing glass. Add ice to the glass and give it a quick stir. Place a 2-inch ice cube in your serving glass. Put the strainer over your mixing glass and strain the drink out into the serving glass. Cut a small swath of orange peel, twist to express over the drink, and place on top as a garnish.


The Classic Negronis are included as standard on a Crystal Cruises holiday. Find yours here


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Author: Rebecca

Editor of Into The Blue, Bolsover Cruise Club’s specialist cruise magazine. Writer for almost ten years – the words have tended to be more specifically about travel and cruising for six of those. Big fan of beaches, even bigger fan of New York. Still can’t pack a case for toffee and once discovered a stranger in the shower of her Airbnb.