Cranberry Negroni – the classic Negroni gets a fun, festive flair with brandied cranberries! Gin, vermouth, Campari and brandied cranberries! It’s pretty red color makes it a perfect holiday or Christmas Cocktail.
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I love any excuse to make a fun cocktail and making a Christmas cocktail is the best excuse ever!
A Christmas Cocktail needs to be easy, since you already have so much to stress over, no need to stress over a cocktail.
It should be pretty and festive, it has to compete with all those decorations and pretty Christmas cookies.
This Cranberry Negroni checks all the Christmas Cocktail boxes. To start it first jump over to my Brandied Cranberries. Make them, they’re super easy, ready in 24 hours, though they only get better with age. Plus you can use them for so much more than just this cocktail.
What’s in a Negroni?
A Negroni is one of my favorite cocktails. It is basically 3 ingredients: gin, Campari and vermouth. But by adding a little simple syrup or in this case Brandied Cranberries syrup, you add a new twist to it. I started with one of my favorite gins – Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin.
Then I grab my Campari and vermouth. Have you tried Campari? When you look at it, it looks like it’s going to be syrupy sweet, doesn’t it? But it’s not. It’s pleasantly bitter. I love it’s bite in cocktails. Some of my favorite cocktails featuring Campari: Eeyore’s Requiem, Italian Gin and Tonic, and Campari Cocktail with Ruby Grapefruit.
Easy Cranberry Cocktail
It’s so easy to make this Cranberry Cocktail! Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Then add gin, vermouth, campari, and brandied cranberries syrup. Shake and strain into a pretty glass. Garnish with cranberries and orange slice!
Four ingredients is all there is between you and this gorgeous and oh-so-delicious cocktail! I found this cocktail, along with the brandied cranberries at 50 Things to Make with Cranberries.
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This Cranberry Negroni makes a festive and easy holiday cocktail!
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce Brandied Cranberries Syrup
- cranberries and orange wedge for garnish
Place gin, vermouth, Campari, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with an orange wedge and cranberries.
Update Notes: This was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2018.