Ugly Brandy Negroni

by James Stevenson

This weekend I’m heading to Asheville, NC to go on an ugly Christmas sweater bar crawl so I thought I would try out my outfit ahead of time and mix up a cocktail for the occasion. If you’ve been following along, you would have noticed a lot of Negroni variations lately, and that’s because the color Campari brings to the drink is absolutely perfect for the holiday season and they’re just delicious.

, Ugly Brandy Negroni

This variation makes use of some amazing brandy from Italy that brings great depth and offers a profile of vanilla, honey and baking spice that is wonderfully contrasting to the Campari. It is then rounded out by a Spanish vermouth that shows quite a bit of dry citrus and some herbaceous notes. The combination of these 3 unique products comes together absolutely deliciously!

, Ugly Brandy Negroni



  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into a brandy snifter over an ice cube
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

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