Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Scotch Cocktails

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Though the liquor swap is a simple one, the scotch Negroni is very much its own drink. “To a degree, all Negronis are chasing the same flavor profile: strong, balanced, bitter, with a sweetness from the vermouth,” says Shawn Soole, a bartender and consultant based in Victoria, B.C., who has been serving this scotch Negroni for eight years.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Learning to Love Scotch Through the Negroni.”


  • 1 1/2 ounces Islay scotch (such as Bowmore or Laphroaig)
  • 3/4 ounce Cynar amaro
  • 3/4 ounce Martini & Rossi bianco vermouth
  • Garnish: grapefruit twist


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.