Non-Alcoholic Negroni's

by Clear Head Drinks

It’s Negroni week so we thought we'd share a variety of tasty non-alcoholic Negroni recipes for you to try across the week.

What is a Negroni?

A Negroni is an Italian cocktail, made using equal portions of Gin, Vermouth Rosso and Campari, served over ice and garnished with orange peel.  It's an intensely aromatic cocktail, thanks to the botanicals present in all three spirits. For those of you who are not familiar with these ingredients, let us briefly give you the run down. We’re assuming you’re aware what Gin is, so we’ll skip over this and get to the good stuff...

Vermouth Rosso is an aromatic fortified red wine, flavoured with various botanicals such as roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs and spices.  Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur (considered an aperitif), obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water.  It is a bitters, characterised by its dark red colour. 

How to make a non-alcoholic Negroni

As far as cocktails go, the Negroni is as simple as they come.  However, when it comes to making a non-alcoholic version, we can get really creative on it and take the Negroni to another level. That’s what’s great about being alcohol free – you can mix drinks your own way, leaving all the traditional rules behind. To help you in your creative endeavours, we’ve pulled together a range of Negroni recipes to cover you for every day across Negroni week. 

Monday: Lyre’s non-alcoholic Negroni

Let’s start the week off with a simple and classic Negroni recipe using a blend of three Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits. Conveniently, these three sprits can be purchased as a set which is a great way to start!

  • 30ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 30ml Lyre’s Italian Orange
  • 30ml Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso

 Stir briefly over fresh cubed ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Tuesday: Lyre’s Coffee Negroni

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

Pour all ingredients into glass over large block ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Wednesday: Sexy AF Amar-Oh Negroni

Being hump day, we thought we’d take a new direction and switch to using the Sexy AF range of alcohol-free spirits.  This recipe is gives you a classic, alcohol-free version of the Negroni.

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass, stir with ice until chilled then strain into a chilled rocks glass.  Add ice and garnish with an orange wedge or orange peel. 

Thursday: Easy AperTease Negroni

This recipe is great because it only uses two ingredients – meaning it’s a great cost-effective option that's kind to your wallet 👌

Pour spirits over ice and stir.  Serve with an orange slice or sprig of smoked rosemary.

Friday: Lyre’s Pink London Negroni

Let’s get a bit funky for Friday! Using Lyre’s Pink London Spirit adds a bit of a rosehip and wildberry twist, which complements the bittersweet symphony of citrus oh so well.

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

 Stir briefly and serve over a large block of ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Saturday: Pineapple Sour Negroni

We weren’t lying when we said you can take non-alcoholic Negroni’s to so many new levels! Here’s something next level for your Saturday evening, with a fragrant tropical twist it’s an inspired choice for really impressing your friends. 

  • 30ml Lyre’s Italian Spritz
  • 30ml Lyre’s Aperitif Dry
  • 30ml Pineapple Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Egg White / Aquafaba
  • 7.5ml Sugar Syrup (optional)

Dry shake the egg white or aquafaba briefly then add ice and other ingredients.  Shake again and strain into glass. Serve garnished with a dehydrated orange wheel or edible flowers. 

Sunday: Lyre’s Negroni Spritz

Why not finish the week off with a refreshing spritz for a Sunday arvo session in the sun?

Pour all ingredients into a large wine glass. Fill with ice and give a little stir. Garnish with a slice of orange.

That’s the wrap!  We hope you enjoy your journey trying these tasty non-alcoholic cocktails over Negroni week 🥂

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