Mezcal Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Mezcal Negroni Cocktail Recipe

A negroni cocktail prepared with smoky Mezcal

July 28th, 2018

Photography and recipe courtesy of Allie Wist
Allie Wist

Allie Wist is an artist, photographer, and researcher whose work is anchored in food culture, food systems, and landscapes. Her work with various food publications (Saveur Magazine, Bon Appétit) has introduced her to a diverse range of food and drink cultures all over the world. She combines her knowledge of cocktail history with her unique mixology skills to share her negroni recipe with a twist.

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I love amaro cocktails—they feel sophisticated, accomplished. A taste that hints of another era, one with pungent herbal drinks, irregular cobblestone streets, and streamy urban fall evenings. Negronis are the deserving darling of amaro cocktails, with a bitter, biting, and dusky personality. Often, I use mezcal in place of gin for its smoky notes, and clip a branch off of my misplaced fire escape citrus tree as a garnish.

—Allie Wist


Makes 1 cocktail

Young Mezcal Negroni
  • 1 ounce Joven Mezcal
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Sweet vermouth
  • Dash of orange bitters (optional)
  • Calamonden orange (pictured), or orange peel
Young Mezcal Negroni

Joven Mezcal is an un-aged, full-bodied, and lightly smokey tequila. Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe.



  1. Pour ingredients into a mixing glass over ice and stir.
  2. Strain over a large cube of ice into a rocks glass.
  3. Top with a dash of orange bitters.
  4. Garnish with a small citrus orange or orange peel.

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