Blended Scotch and Cynar take the place of gin and Campari in this twist on the classic Negroni cocktail from Carey Jones and John D. McCarthy in Food & Wine magazine.

For more scotch cocktails, we recommend our Rob Roy. And for more Negroni variations, see this Negroni recipes roundup.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins
  • Active: Under 5 mins

Ingredients (5)

  • 1½ ounces good-quality blended Scotch
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
  • A dash of grapefruit bitters
  • Grapefruit peel, for garnishing


  1. Combine the Scotch, Cynar, and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass with ice. Add the grapefruit bitters and stir until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Squeeze the grapefruit peel over the drink to release the oils, drop it into the glass, and serve.