Negroni

As cocktails go, the Negroni is as simple as they come. Stir down equal proportions of gin, Italian bitters and sweet red vermouth, then strain over ice. Garnish with a piece of orange rind, and away you go. Sometimes the simple things really are the best.

The Negroni was invented in 1919 by the French general Count Negroni, who famously asked a bartender to add a touch of gin rather than soda to his Americano, in honour of his last trip to London. It's an intensely aromatic cocktail, thanks to the botanicals present in all three spirit ingredients. The sweet, vinous character of the vermouth is balanced by the assertive bitterness of the Italian liqueur, with gin adding complexity and palate weight. In spite of its heady spirit content, it is eminently drinkable, and also looks damn fine in the glass.

Glowing red in hue, Negroni manages to be both sophisticated and simple at the same time. It's now celebrating being 103 years young.

CIN CIN!

The Negroni - invented in 1919 by the French general Count Negroni, who famously asked a bartender to add a touch of gin rather than soda to his Americano, in honour of his last trip to London. It's an intensely aromatic cocktail, thanks to the botanicals present in all three spirit ingredients. The sweet, vinous character of the vermouth is balanced by the assertive bitterness of the Italian liqueur, with gin adding complexity and palate weight. In spite of its heady spirit content, it is eminently drinkable, and also looks damn fine in the glass.

Glowing red in hue, Negroni manages to be both sophisticated and simple at the same time. It's now celebrating being 103 years young.

CIN CIN!

THE NEGRONI, WHAT'S YOUR TWIST?

To celebrate Negroni, we've created some classic stirs and fresh innovations just for you.

LYRE'S CLASSIC NEGRONI

This classic aperitif may look like a sweet, Italian orange treat, but like a gate-crashing pack of weasels - it’s crafty, a little bitter and full of surprises

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part(30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
 

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh cubed ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S COFFEE NEGRONI

This is a super delicious and fantastic riff on the classic Negroni. The addition of Coffee Originale adds a smooth element to this Italian classic cocktail.

Juniper forward, bittersweet with a big hit of coffee, perfect all occasion “pick me up” Negroni.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Coffee Originale

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass over large block ice.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange wedge

LYRE'S NEGRONI SPRITZ

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
3 Parts (90mL/ 3 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Classico

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass. Fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Large Wine or Stemless Wine

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S BOULEVARDIER

Take a Negroni, swap the gin for a generous splash of American Malt and you my good sir, are ready for an evening saunter down this most bodacious of boulevards.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s American Malt
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part(30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
 

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh cubed ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S PINK LONDON NEGRONI

The addition of Pink London Spirit to this twist on the Negroni offers an ara of flavour. Alongside partners Aperitif Rosso and Italian Spritz. The resulting cocktail sings with aromas of rosehip and a wildberry backbone that complements the bittersweet symphoney of citrus. Bellisimo!

INGREDIENTS
45mL Lyre's Pink London Spirit
30mL Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
15mL Lyre's Italian Spritz
2 Dashes orange bitters (optional)
 

METHOD: Stir breifly over a large block of ice

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon wheel

LYRE'S CONTESSA NEGRONI

This delicious concoction is a wonderful version of the famed Negroni. The Lyre’s Contessa replaces the heavy bitter amaro for the lighter, orangey Italian Spritz, and the Aperitif Dry substitutes the Rosso. It’s more like the Negroni’s funky second cousin.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Apéritif Dry
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Dry London Spirit
2 drops tonic bitters (optional)

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon slice

LYRE'S BLOOD ORANGE NEGRONI

This amazing spritz styled drink is a nod to the flavours, attitude and colour of the Sicilian blood orange. Sweet, bitter and downright refreshing, this all occasion spritz can be served for whenever you need that Aperitivo feeling. Saluti..!

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Blood Orange Tea Syrup **

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass over large block ice.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Blood orange slice

** Blood Orange Tea Syrup: Combine 2 x Blood Orange tea bags, ½ cup near boiling water, ½ cup white sugar in mixing glass. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Leave tea bags to infuse for 5 mins. Cool before use, store in the refrigerator.

LYRE'S ROSA NEGRONI

Innovation is imperative, mio amico. Like an extendable back scratcher that goes where no itch has scratched before. Or detachable pants for those agile outfit adjustments. Or perhaps a humble Negroni with a fragrant coastal twist, an inspired choice for impressing associates. Magnifico!

INGREDIENTS
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 ½ Parts (45mL/ 1 ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
4 fresh raspberries
 

METHOD: Add ingredients in glass, fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon wheel, rosemary sprig

LYRE' PINEAPPLE SOUR NEGRONI

Innovation is imperative, mio amico. Why not try the humble Negroni with a fragrant tropical twist, an inspired choice for impressing associates. Magnifico!

INGREDIENTS
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Dry
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Pineapple Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lemon Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Egg White/ Aqua Faba or 6 drops Foaming Agent
¼ Part (7.5mL/ ¼ Fl Oz) Sugar Syrup (Optional)

METHOD: Dry shake briefly, add ice, shake, double strain into glass.

GLASS: Nick & Nora OR Small Cocktail Glass

GARNISH: Dehydrated Orange Wheel
OR Edible Flowers

LYRE'S NEGRONI FRAGOLA

INGREDIENTS
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s ItalianSpritz
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
2 Fresh Strawberries chopped
 

METHOD: Light press strawberries in bottom of glass with barspoon/ muddler. Add all ingredients, fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Long Cucumber Slice

LYRE'S BREAKFAST IN ROME

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Dry
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lemon Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Rhubarb Syrup**
2 Part (60mL/ 2 Fl Oz) Pink Grapefruit Juice
2 Parts (60mL/ 2 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Classico
 
METHOD: Shake all ingredients except Classico Strain into glass, add Classico, fill with ice. Stir
 
GLASS: Fancy Tall/ Highball
 
GARNISH: Plump Mint Sprig
 
**Rhubarb Syrup: Combine ½ cup of fresh rhubarb juice with ¼ cup white sugar in a pot. Heat slightly until sugar is dissolved. Cool before use, and store in the refrigerator.

LYRE'S SOMBREMESA NEGRONI

INGREDIENTS
¾ Part (22.5mL/ ¾ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
¾ Part (22.5mL/ ¾ Fl Oz) Lyre’s American Malt
¾ Part (22.5mL/ ¾ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Coffee Originale
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Amaretti
 

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into mixing glassover large block ice. Stir Briefly, strain into glass. (ideally pre-chilled Lyre’s bottles-to avoid dilution).

GLASS: Cocktail Coupette

GARNISH: Lemon Twist/ Peel

LYRE'S CLASSIC NEGRONI

This classic aperitif may look like a sweet, Italian orange treat, but like a gate-crashing pack of weasels - it’s crafty, a little bitter and full of surprises

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
 

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh cubed ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S COFFEE NEGRONI

This is a super delicious and fantastic riff on the classic Negroni. The addition of Coffee Originale adds a smooth element to this Italian classic cocktail.

Juniper forward, bittersweet with a big hit of coffee, perfect all occasion “pick me up” Negroni.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Coffee Originale

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass over large block ice.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange wedge

LYRE'S NEGRONI SPRITZ

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
3 Parts (90mL/ 3 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Classico

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass. Fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Large Wine or Stemless Wine

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S BOULEVARDIER

Take a Negroni, swap the gin for a generous splash of American Malt and you my good sir, are ready for an evening saunter down this most bodacious of boulevards.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s American Malt
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
1 Part(30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
 

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh cubed ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Orange slice

LYRE'S CONTESSA NEGRONI

This delicious concoction is a wonderful version of the famed Negroni. The Lyre’s Contessa replaces the heavy bitter amaro for the lighter, orangey Italian Spritz, and the Aperitif Dry substitutes the Rosso. It’s more like the Negroni’s funky second cousin.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Apéritif Dry
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre's Dry London Spirit
2 drops tonic bitters (optional)

METHOD: Stir briefly over fresh ice.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon slice

LYRE'S PINK LONDON NEGRONI

The addition of Pink London Spirit to this twist on the Negroni offers an ara of flavour. Alongside partners Aperitif Rosso and Italian Spritz. The resulting cocktail sings with aromas of rosehip and a wildberry backbone that complements the bittersweet symphoney of citrus. Bellisimo!

INGREDIENTS
45mL Lyre's Pink London Spirit
30mL Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
15mL Lyre's Italian Spritz
2 Dashes orange bitters (optional)
 

METHOD: Stir breifly over a large block of ice

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon wheel

LYRE'S BLOOD ORANGE NEGRONI

This amazing spritz styled drink is a nod to the flavours, attitude and colour of the Sicilian blood orange. Sweet, bitter and downright refreshing, this all occasion spritz can be served for whenever you need that Aperitivo feeling. Saluti..!

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Orange
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Blood Orange Tea Syrup **

METHOD: Pour all ingredients into glass over large block ice.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Blood orange slice

** Blood Orange Tea Syrup: Combine 2 x Blood Orange tea bags, ½ cup near boiling water, ½ cup white sugar in mixing glass. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Leave tea bags to infuse for 5 mins. Cool before use, store in the refrigerator.

LYRE'S ROSA NEGRONI

Innovation is imperative, mio amico. Like an extendable back scratcher that goes where no itch has scratched before. Or detachable pants for those agile outfit adjustments. Or perhaps a humble Negroni with a fragrant coastal twist, an inspired choice for impressing associates. Magnifico!

INGREDIENTS
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 ½ Parts (45mL/ 1 ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
4 fresh raspberries
 

METHOD: Add ingredients in glass, fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Lemon wheel, rosemary sprig

PINEAPPLE SOUR NEGRONI

Innovation is imperative, mio amico. Why not try the humble Negroni with a fragrant tropical twist, an inspired choice for impressing associates. Magnifico!

INGREDIENTS
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Dry
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Pineapple Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lemon Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Egg White/ Aqua Faba or 6 drops Foaming Agent
¼ Part (7.5mL/ ¼ Fl Oz) Sugar Syrup (Optional)

METHOD: Dry shake briefly, add ice, shake, double strain into glass.

GLASS: Nick & Nora OR Small Cocktail Glass

GARNISH: Dehydrated Orange Wheel
OR Edible Flowers


4 INNOVATIVE COCKTAILS FOR NEGRONI-LOVERS

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BREAKFAST IN ROME


LOW CALORIE | NON-ALCOHOLIC | VEGAN

INGREDIENTS
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Part (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Dry
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Lemon Juice
½ Part (15mL/ ½ Fl Oz) Rhubarb Syrup**
2 Part (60mL/ 2 Fl Oz) Pink Grapefruit Juice
2 Parts (60mL/ 2 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Classico

METHOD: Shake all ingredients except Classico Strain into glass, add Classico, fill with ice. Stir.

GLASS: Fancy Tall / Highball

GARNISH: Plump Mint Sprig

**Rhubarb Syrup: Combine ½ cup of fresh rhubarb juice with ¼ cup white sugar in a pot. Heat slightly until sugar is dissolved. Cool before use, and store in the refrigerator.

NEGRONI FRAGOLA


LOW CALORIE | NON-ALCOHOLIC | VEGAN

INGREDIENTS
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Italian Spritz
1 Parts (30mL/ 1 Fl Oz) Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
2 Fresh Strawberries chopped

METHOD: Light press strawberries in bottom of glass with barspoon/ muddler.

Add all ingredients, fill with ice, stir.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: Long Cucumber Slice

 

 

SMOKED CHOCOLATE BOULEVARDIER


LOW CALORIE | NON-ALCOHOLIC | VEGAN

INGREDIENTS
30ml Cacao infused Lyre’s American Malt
30ml Lyre’s Italian Orange
30ml Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
2 Dashes Fee Bros Chocolate Bitters
Chocolate bitters infused wood

METHOD: Stir ingredients into mixing glass with ice. Strain into decanter, smoke for 10 seconds, place lid on decanter and swirl. Pour into glass filled its fresh large ice cube.

GLASS: Double Old Fashioned

GARNISH: White Chocolate, cherry bag

POMPELMO
NEGRONI


LOW CALORIE | NON-ALCOHOLIC | VEGAN

INGREDIENTS
30ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
15ml Lyre’s Italian Spritz
15ml Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
15ml Lemon Juice
60ml Capi Grapefruit Soda

METHOD: Shake all ingredients except grapefruit soda. Strain into glass, add soda, fill with ice.

GLASS: Fancy Tall / Highball

GARNISH: Pink Grapefruit Twist, Thyme Sprig

 

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