With cocktail culture being at its highest point in the past 100 years it has become increasingly difficult to stand out as

original or creative. It seems like everywhere you turn there is another Negroni rift- a rift of a rift and then you end up with a Completely-Different-Drink-Alltogether- the Negroni! Not that I’m complaining! We all love the the delicious and innovative cocktails fighting to find themselves in our hands.

Enter Dante’s Negroni – which favors the same pour of gin but with less portions of  amaro

Its a small simple change that puts the negroni on its head. Less sweet & more boozy allows for an even slower sipping cocktail that promotes an even slower dilution of ice to really come forward with time. Not to mention more opportunity for that sultry red and orange beverage to complete your sophisticated wardrobe.

Hailing from Australia, Naren Young quickly rose the ranks of classic cocktailing and eventually came stateside to reopen Café Dante as simply Dante.

“With the opening of Dante, we wanted to become a ground-zero place for aperitifs and digestifs in New York, maybe even in America. Cynar is one of the few amari that can actually fall into both categories. It’s one of the few that can work on both sides of the fence.” – Young

Make it at home or ask, “A negroni with a little less amaro.”


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Bombay Sapphire
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth, preferably Martini & Rossi

Garnish: orange wheel

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain over one large ice cube into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel.