This strawberry Negroni is made with macerated strawberries and non-alcoholic spirits. It’s the perfect drink for spring and is best enjoyed on a warm sunny day!
Spring has arrived which means stocking up on tons of fresh strawberries. And while we love a good strawberry dessert, we also wanted to make a cocktail that reminds us of the new season.
That’s where this strawberry Negroni comes in! It’s made with macerated strawberries to give it that extra oomph and is possibly one of the easiest cocktails you’ll ever make. All you have to do is add everything to a glass and stir. Then pour over a rocks glass filled with ice.
And if you’ve visited our site before, you’ll know that all our cocktails are made with non-alcoholic alternatives. That way you can enjoy classic drinks like the Negroni without any of the buzz. No more resorting to sodas and flavored water. This is as close to the real deal as it gets!
- Strawberries: We’re going to macerate these in a bit of granulated sugar to bring out all those flavorful juices. Plus, one more for garnishing your drink.
- Granulated Sugar: Letting the strawberries sit in a bit of sugar will extract the juices in them and give you a sweet syrup that’s perfect for adding to cocktails or any dessert.
- Non-Alcoholic London Dry Gin: Lyre’s has a great alternative for London Dry gin, but you can use other zero proof gins like Damrak or Ritual.
- Campari Alternative: There’s a growing number of non-alcoholic camparis out there so you’re bound to find something you like. For this one we used Lyre’s but Wilfred’s is another good alternative. Just note that Wilfred’s is also flavored with rosemary so the taste will be a bit different.
- Non-Alcoholic Sweet Vermouth: There aren’t many other alternatives we know of other than Lyre’s but a quick search brings up Versin which is another non-alcoholic vermouth. We have yet to try this one though.
- Use the extra strawberries on top of ice cream or angel food cake with a bit of whipped cream. It’s so so good!
- Add a few more macerated strawberries to your glass for extra flavor and texture.
- Use room temperature strawberries to get the most juice out of them.
It’s a bit sweeter than a regular Negroni since we’re adding in the macerated strawberries. It still has a slightly bitter note, but the strawberry flavor really shines through in this drink.
Typically, a Negroni has equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. However, to keep the sweetness to a minimum while getting that strawberry flavor, we reduced the Campari to ½ oz (15 ml).
The non-alcoholic spirit industry is currently growing so there’s always something new coming out every few months it seems. Our favorite places to find them are Lyre’s and No & Low. But there are tons of other options out there with just a quick google. We’re always looking to try new brands, so we know what works and what doesn’t. Plus it gives us more recipe ideas to share with you all!
A rocks glass is typically what’s used since this drink doesn’t have much liquid in it.
– Mixing Glass
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This Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Negroni is made with macerated strawberries and non-alcoholic spirits. It’s perfect for spring and is best enjoyed on a warm sunny day!
For the Macerated Strawberries:
- 1 cup (120 g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
For the Strawberry Negroni:
- 1 oz (30 ml) non-alcoholic London Dry gin
- ½ oz (15 ml) non-alcoholic campari
- 1 oz (30 ml) non-alcoholic sweet vermouth
- 1 oz (30 ml) macerated strawberries + their juice
- Place strawberries in a large bowl with the sugar and toss until they’re completely coated.
- Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. The longer they sit the softer they’ll get.
- Once the strawberries are done, fill a mixing glass with ice. Add all the ingredients and stir until chilled.
- Strain over a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a strawberry slice and enjoy!
You can make the strawberries ahead of time and store them in the fridge overnight.
Use your leftover strawberries on top of angel food cake or ice cream!
For a regular negroni, omit the strawberries and add an extra ½ oz (15 ml) of Campari.
Use room temperature strawberries to get more juice out of them.
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