White Negroni

Makes 4 Servings


  • 8 ounces Beefeater or other London dry gin

  • 1 1/2 ounces Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc

  • 1 ounce Gran Classico

  • 4 orange twists

Recipe Preparation

  • Combine gin, Cocchi Americano, and Gran Classico in a large pitcher filled with ice. Stir until outside of pitcher is very cold, about 1 minute. Strain into chilled stemmed cocktail glasses or over rocks glasses filled with fresh ice. Garnish with orange twists.

Recipe by Mary-Frances Heck

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White Negroni – a Trendy twist on the classic Negroni recipe

A traditional Negroni contains Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth. The dark ruby color is an essential characteristic of the drink. And the same goes for Campari and Vermouth. But almost 20 years ago, at Vinexpo 2001 in Bordeaux, Wayne Collins created a totally new version – the white Negroni.

His trendy twist on the classic aperitif cocktail even made it into „The PDT Cocktail Book“ by Jim Meehan and the „3-ingredient Cocktails“ book by Robert Simonson. So let’s see what it is about this drink and how it came to life.

How to make a White Negroni (basic steps)

The White Negroni is easy to make and memorize: use just 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of each of the elements above. You don’t even need a cocktail shaker. Simply stir it together in a cocktail mixing glass, or any glass you have on hand. Here are the basic steps:

  • Mix. Add the ingredients to a mixing glass with 1 handful of ice and stir for 30 seconds. This chills the cocktail and dilutes it less than shaking in a cocktail shaker would.
  • Strain and serve. Strain into a lowball glass filled with ice.

Citrusy White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

The classic Negroni cocktail has been around for more than a century – as in it just celebrated its 100th in 2019 – and it’s one of ou.

The classic Negroni cocktail has been around for more than a century – as in it just celebrated its 100th in 2019 – and it’s one of our favorite cocktails of ever.

The mix of equal parts of sweet red vermouth, Campari, and gin means it is a balance of sweet, bitter, and herbal. Translation: it’s an extremely food friendly cocktail.

But even the best things are worthy of a riff every now and then. In the case of a Negroni one riff we turn to often is the white Negroni. The White Negroni was said to have been created by London mixologist, Wayne Collins, back in the early 2000s and he stirred together bitter Suze liqueur, the French aperitif Lillet, and gin. That version is a modern classic but we don’t find it to be particularly food friendly.

Enter our take on the white Negroni made with dry white vermouth, Cocchi Bianco aperitif, and a London style (read: herbaceous and juniper-y) gin. The result is a cocktail that lives on the taste spectrum between a refreshing Gin & Tonic and a Vermouth & Soda.

Yes, those are both go-to cocktails for tapas in Spain because they’re both very food friendly. As such this cocktail is refreshing, balanced, and pretty much begging to be served with your next meal.

A Word About The Liquors

  • Dry White Vermouth: An aromatic fortified wine made by infusing a grape spirit base with a host of aromatics like flowers, herbs, and bark, you’ll come across both dry and sweet vermouth. Dry vermouth (aka white vermouth) is less sweet than red (aka sweet) vermouth. We use Dolin White Vermouth in this cocktail.
  • Cocchi Americano: Like a less intense and less bitter take on spirits like Campari yet more bitter than Lillet, Cocchi Americano is an aperitif wine made with quinine. In other words, it’s the key to providing the cocktail’s bitter note. If you can’t find it, you can use Lillet though the end cocktail will be a little less bitter and sweeter.
  • London-Style Gin: Classically, you want to use a “dry gin” for a Negroni meaning a gin that doesn’t have any added flavorings above and beyond the natural botanicals used in distilling. We like the balanced Sipsmith brand London Dry Gin for this cocktail.

See The Recipe Made Step By Step

Heads up that we made this recipe during our Cooking Club Cocktail Party class. So, if you want to see it made step by step -- and get a glimpse of the menu we'd pair this with -- go ahead and watch the recording of the class!

Okay, that's it! Go stock up on all your bar essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @ saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Ingredients for a white negroni.

  • Suze - is a bitter French aperitif . It is made from gentian root. When you start making a lot of cocktails, you'll find that you also start collecting different bitter liqueurs and aperitifs, like Campari and Fernet Branca. For more info on Suze, here is an interesting article from Bon Appétite - What is Suze?
  • Lillet Blanc - A floral, fruity aperitif wine.
  • Gin - for this we used a Plymouth Gin - which gives it more floral and cucumber notes.
  • Lemon - twist for garnish. Try to buy organic since you'll be dropping the lemon peel into your drink. Squeeze the juice and either store it in the fridge or freezer for your next cocktail using lemon juice - perhaps a New York Whiskey Sour?

The Best Negroni Recipes for Every Season!

LAST UPDATED: November 7, 2020 PUBLISHED: November 7, 2020 By Pam Greer Leave a Comment As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Enjoy a Negroni cocktail all year long with these easy and delicious variations!

It's a year's worth of Negroni recipes, one for every season and a special one for New Years!

It doesn't get much easier than a classic Negroni - equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari.

It's that simplicity that lends itself to plenty of variations.

When I was looking through my Negroni recipes the other day, I realized that I pretty much have one for every season!

Winter, spring, summer or fall, I've got you covered with a classic cocktail!

Let's start right in with a winter cocktail! Not around the holidays, but those long months after the new year starts.

I like to drink a White Negroni in the winter. It's bright yellow color is cheerful and reminds me that spring is soon coming.

While the bright yellow color of our white Negroni can carry you through most of spring as soon as cherry season starts, you need to switch to our Tart Cherry Negroni!

Since it's so easy to make with tart cherry juice, cherries don't even have to be in season, but I love to garnish it with fresh cherries!

I admit it, summer is not my favorite season. It's sooo hot. It's sooo humid.

But there is one thing that makes summer much more enjoyable and that's a Frozen Negroni!

Think of this as a frozen adult slushie! Perfect for a summer barbecue or picnic!

After summer comes fall, my favorite season! Falling leaves, crisp mornings and all things cranberry!

My love of cranberries carries me all through fall and into Christmas and I can think of no better way to celebrate the sweet tart fruit than with a Cranberry Negroni!

The perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas cocktail!

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Thanks Pam, now I have a Negroni for winter, spring, summer and fall!"

But I'm not finished. I have a Negroni for special occasions. We love the Negroni Sbagliato on New Year's Eve or anytime we want a sparkling cocktail!

Sparkling wine takes the place of the gin and makes this extra festive!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of Negroni cocktail recipes for all year!

Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you've got to do is call and I've got a cocktail for you! Sorry. now I'm singing that song!

Dante NYC’s White Negroni

You’ve probably heard of a classic Negroni or even a Sbagliato (mistaken Negroni) but have you tried a white Negroni? The Negroni Bianco, or White Negroni, is one of the most popular cocktails on the menu at Dante in New York City.

Dante has an extensive Negroni menu. Most of them are batched, or made ahead and bottled. Batching cocktails makes it easy to crank out lots of Negronis, plus it keeps them consistent. They are also perfect for parties. You can enjoy visiting with your guests instead of playing bartender. Make them ahead of time and then all you’ll have to do at your party is pour!

Batched cocktails are also excellent for keeping in the fridge so you can have a perfect cocktail any night of the week at home.

4 Essential Negroni Recipes to Celebrate Negroni Week

We love a good Negroni at Food & Wine&mdashthe irresistible combination of bitter, herby Campari with sweet vermouth and gin on ice makes it the perfect summer apéritif. Indeed, every June, the classic Italian cocktail is celebrated during &ldquoNegroni Week,&rdquo a weeklong event where bars and restaurants serve up Negronis (either traditional recipes, or creative interpretations) and donate a portion of sales to charity. This year&rsquos Negroni Week runs from June 24 to 30, with bars and restaurants participating everywhere from New York and San Francisco to Sydney and Buenos Aires (you can find a full list of venues on the site.) However, if you don&rsquot live near one of the venues, you can still celebrate the Negroni at home&mdashand we have several different recipes to try. There&rsquos the classic vermouth-Campari-gin mashup, of course, but if you&rsquore willing to branch out a little bit, we also have a frozen version that involves fresh peaches and orange juice or, throw in some oregano sprigs for an herbaceous twist. Check out some of our favorites here.

White Negroni

  1. Combine all ingredients with ice and stir
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with lemon peel

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The gentian genus makes up a small and herbaceous group of wild plants, known for their beautiful blue and yellow flowers. They are tough to farm, but flourish above the tree line in the alpine meadows of Europe, Turkey, and the Americas. The root is extremely bitter, and for centuries was taken as a digestive aid and cure-all. Today, it is used as a bittering agent in a plethora of iconic cocktail ingredients. Aperol, Campari, and Angostura bitters all make use of it, but the best way to experience this grassy, mountain-meadowy goodness is in a gentian liqueur. These low alcohol aperitifs are light in color, making them perfect for mixed drinks. The tone does not adulterate a cocktail's color, and their earthy bitterness can add spice and surprise to an otherwise one dimensional drink.

The White Negroni is a fabulous use of the gentian's powers, and a downright brilliant twist on a bonafide classic. All of the flavor components of a classic Negroni are present, but only the gin remains verbatim. The bitter Campari is matched by the bitterness of the gentian liqueur, and the sweet vermouth is replaced by an aperitif wine like Lillet. Not only does this recipe go tit-for-tat with its ancestor, the ingredients are smartly chosen to be beautiful. Its milky white hue is a head-turning asset, and accordingly should never be shaken. For a spirit-forward variation, try dry vermouth instead of Lillet, or for something really special, take a crack at The Great Outdoors, one of our all-time favorites. No matter which you choose, take a moment to pour yourself a bit of that milky bitter stuff on the rocks. After all, how often does one get to drink the root-water of mountain flowers?

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