White Negroni

White Negroni cocktail
Gin and sweet vermouth are bolstered with Suze instead of the usual Campari.Matt Taylor-Gross

Suze, the earthy, slightly floral French liquor made with gentian root, replaces Campari in this summery take on the classic Italian cocktail. Use a gin with citrus notes, such as Hat Trick Botanical Gin from Charleston's High Wire Distilling Co.—the bright flavor will play well with the orange bitters and lemon peel garnish. Dolin Blanc vermouth provides a hint of sweetness, yielding a crisp, perfectly balanced drink.

What You Will Need

White Negroni Recipe
Campari is swapped out for Suze, the earthy French liqueur made from gentian root, in this bright riff on the classic Italian cocktail.
Yield: makes 1
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ oz. gin
  • ¾ oz. Suze (gentian liqueur)
  • ¾ oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Lemon or orange peel, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, Suze, vermouth, and bitters. Stir until well chilled, about 15 seconds, then strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon or orange peel (if desired).