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National Negroni Week: Exploring Non-Alcoholic Alternatives

As National Negroni Week approaches, cocktail enthusiasts worldwide prepare to celebrate this classic Italian cocktail. The Negroni, with its distinct blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, has a storied history and a dedicated following. But what if you want to enjoy the flavours of a Negroni without alcohol? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered with delicious non-alcoholic alternatives.

 In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history of the Negroni and share some fantastic alcohol-free recipes featuring Citizen Spritz products.

The Classic Negroni

History and Origins

The Negroni is a quintessential Italian cocktail renowned for its balance of bitter, sweet, and herbal flavours. It is traditionally made with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth and often garnished with a twist of orange peel. The Negroni’s origins date back to early 20th-century Florence, Italy. Legend says Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender to strengthen his favourite Americano cocktail by replacing the soda water with gin. The result was the Negroni, a drink that quickly gained popularity.

Popularity and Cultural Impact

Over the years, the Negroni has become a staple in cocktail culture. In 2019, Drinks International ranked it the world’s second most popular cocktail. Its popularity has surged recently, with sales increasing by 50% since 2019. The Negroni’s appeal transcends the bar scene; it has been featured in literature and film since its inception, cementing its place in cultural history.

The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Alternatives

Growing Demand for Non-Alcoholic Options

As more people embrace a health-conscious lifestyle, the demand for non-alcoholic beverages has skyrocketed. But these are not your average soft drinks. They are sophisticated, flavorful alternatives to traditional cocktails, offering a world of possibilities for your taste buds. The market has responded with various innovative products, including non-alcoholic cocktails, or “mocktails,” that offer the same complexity and enjoyment as their alcoholic counterparts, making them perfect for any occasion.

Citizen Spritz: A Leader in Non-Alcoholic Innovations

Citizen Spritz has emerged as a pioneer in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, creating high-quality products that capture the essence of classic cocktails. Our range of spritzes—Bitter Orange, Cool Lime, Passion Fruit, and Pink Grapefruit—offers a delightful array of flavours, making them an excellent choice for crafting non-alcoholic Negronis.

Non-Alcoholic Negroni Recipes

Recipe 1: Citrus Spritz Negroni



  1. Creating a non-alcoholic Negroni is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply combine equal parts Citizen Spritz Bitter Orange, non-alcoholic bitter aperitif, and sweet vermouth substitute in a mixing glass with ice. No complicated techniques or hard-to-find ingredients, just a straightforward recipe for a delicious drink. Stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


Recipe 2: Cool Lime Negroni



  1. Add equal parts Citizen Spritz Cool Lime, non-alcoholic gin, and non-alcoholic bitter aperitif in a mixing glass.
  2. Stir with ice until chilled.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled glass.
  4. Garnish with a wheel of fresh lime.


Recipe 3: Passion Fruit Negroni


  • Citizen Spritz Passion Fruit
  • Non-alcoholic gin
  • Non-alcoholic bitter aperitif
  • Passion fruit pulp or garnish


  1. Mix equal parts Citizen Spritz Passion Fruit, non-alcoholic gin, and non-alcoholic bitter aperitif in a glass with ice.
  2. Stir until well combined and chilled.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled glass.
  4. Garnish with passion fruit pulp or a slice of fresh passion fruit.


Recipe 4: Pink Grapefruit Negroni


  • Citizen Spritz Pink Grapefruit
  • Non-alcoholic gin
  • Non-alcoholic bitter aperitif
  • Grapefruit twist


  1. Combine equal parts Citizen Spritz Pink Grapefruit, non-alcoholic gin, and non-alcoholic   bitter aperitif in a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.

Enjoying National Negroni Week with Citizen Spritz

Celebration Ideas

National Negroni Week is perfect for hosting a Negroni-themed party with various non-alcoholic options. Pair these delightful mocktails with complimentary appetisers like cheese platters, bruschetta, or olives to enhance the flavours and create a memorable experience.

Engaging with the Community

Don’t keep your non-alcoholic Negroni creations to yourself. Share them on social media using relevant hashtags like #NegroniWeek and #NonAlcoholicNegroni. And don’t forget to let us know, too, by using the hashtag #CitizenSpritz. Encourage friends and family to join the celebration and experiment with their recipes. The joy of National Negroni Week is exploring new flavours and enjoying the rich history of this iconic cocktail, all while making health-conscious choices. So, let’s raise a glass together and celebrate the Negroni in all its non-alcoholic glory!


National Negroni Week offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the history and flavours of the Negroni, even if you prefer to skip the alcohol. With these non-alcoholic recipes featuring Citizen Spritz products, you can enjoy the sophistication and complexity of a Negroni without compromising on taste. So, gather your ingredients, invite some friends over, and raise a glass to the timeless appeal of the Negroni—cheers to a flavourful and alcohol-free celebration!