Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Negroni Week Day 3: White Negroni

2 oz Lucky HANS Bavarian Dry Gin
1 oz Lillet Blanc
3/4 oz Suze

Stir everything with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Express a Lemon peel over top and drop it in as a garnish.

The White Negroni may be the least Negroni Negroni variant I make in this years Negroni Week. There is no Campari or Vermouth and the ratios are way off, but, for the love of Hell, it's a nice, nice drink.

For this I knew that I wanted a dry Gin so I went with Lucky HANS, which I knew to be nice and dry with a hint of fruitiness. I think it all worked very well and I feel like this process ticked me up a notch on my personal Gin game.

I picked up the Suze yesterday when I grabbed some Vermouth. I've seen it pop up in a couple of cocktail recipes but never tried it before. Suze is a French apéritif made with Gentian that's refreshing and bitter, though not quite Campari or Cynar bitter, but also had a nice citrus to it. It compliments the Lillet well. I also imagine that it would work well with Absinthe though I couldn't find too many that use both together. It will be fun to experiment...