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Contessa Cocktail - the Negroni's sexier cousin with Aperol, gin and dry vermouth
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Contessa Cocktail

The Negroni's sexier cousin - made with aperol and vermouth it's the perfect cocktail for those who are "easing in" to Negroni's! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktail
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. gin I liked Ford's in this, but Hendricks or your favorite gin works too!
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth I used Dolin which I highly recommend
  • 4 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters


  • In a mixing glass combine the Aperol, gin and dry vermouth.
  • Add ice.
  • Stir for 30 - 45 seconds until the cocktail is nicely chilled.
  • Pour over ice into a rocks glass.
  • Add bitters.
  • Serve!


  1. This Negroni is a fabulous cocktail to serve to a crowd! You can mix up a day in advance! Keep it in the refrigerator and there's no need to stir it - just pour over ice into a rocks glass and serve!


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 2g