Cold Brew Negroni

Cold Brew Negroni
Photo by Meg Baggott

Courtesy Amanda Schaffner, bar manager, Butterjoint, and Pie for Breakfast, Pittsburgh

Ideal for those who can’t decide between coffee or a cocktail, this deliciously bittersweet Negroni variation substitutes cold-brew coffee for gin. Schaffner, bar manager for Butterjoint and the soon-to-open Pie for Breakfast, prefers to make cold brew with locally roasted beans from Commonplace Coffee. Bottled cold brew can be substituted.

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  • 1 ounce cold-brew coffee
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange twist, for garnish

In mixing glass, combine all ingredients (except garnish) with ice. Stir to chill, then strain into rocks glass, over ice if you like. Garnish with orange twist. Serves 1.

To serve a group, this drink can be premixed (without ice) and stored in a tightly capped bottle. One cup of each ingredient should serve 8 people. When ready to serve, pour into individual glasses over ice, then garnish each glass.

Published on April 14, 2017
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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