Tradewinds Negroni (Angostura, Sweet Vermouth, and Cointreau Cocktail) Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Justin Elliott of Austin's The Townsend created this spicy variation on the Negroni using equal parts sweet vermouth, Cointreau, and Angostura bitters. That's right: It's a lot of Angostura bitters. The drink is rich, cuttingly bitter, and pleasantly cinnamon-y. I like to soften it just a touch by adding extra sweet vermouth, as called for below.

Recipe Facts



Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 1 ounce (30ml) sweet vermouth, such as Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 3/4 ounce (22ml) Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce (22ml) Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish


  1. Add sweet vermouth, Cointreau, and Angostura bitters to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 25 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Express orange oils from twist over drink, garnish with twist, and serve.

Special equipment

Mixing glass and cocktail strainer