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White Negroni

The Negroni is one of the best-known and most popular gin cocktails of all. For many, however, the drink is too tart, alcoholic or bitter. If you are one of these people, you should definitely try the White Negroni. This variant is much milder and not quite as tart. Try our White Negroni recipe and see for yourself!

White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

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  • 4.5 cl gin
  • 3 cl Lillet Blanc
  • 1.5 cl Suze Liqueur de Gentiane

Step by Step Guide

  1. Measure out all the ingredients with a jigger and pour them one by one into a mixing glass.
  2. Stir all the ingredients well with a bar spoon and strain the drink into a tumbler after stirring for about 20 seconds.
  3. Now garnish with a lemon zest or a mint leaf and serve.
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Recipe by Tim

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The White Negroni is quite simple to prepare. The bar accessories to use are more common in advanced bars. First measure all the ingredients with a jigger or bar measure and put them into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir all ingredients well with a bar spoon for about 20 seconds. Then strain the White Negroni through a strainer into a tumbler, garnish with a lemon zest or a mint leaf and serve the drink.

How the White Negroni came into being

The classic red Negroni was invented in Florence in the early 20th century by an Italian count named Camillo Negroni. Since then, the drink has been sometimes more famous, sometimes less. Nowadays, the drink is an integral part of any good cocktail bar. Over time, bartenders all over the world have taken the liberty of adapting and modifying the recipe. However, the sometimes very creative variations (with coconut liqueur, for example) never really made the breakthrough. Until the White Negroni was developed.

The White Negroni was developed out of the need to make the drink sweeter and less tart. That’s why it uses Suze Liqueur de Gentiane instead of a bitter aperitif. The recipe was invented in France in 2001 by British bartender Wayne Collins at VinExpo. The drink was well received by guests and other bartenders, so that it quickly made it onto the menus of well-known cocktail bars and can still be found there today. In the classic recipe, gin, vermouth and bitter aperitif are used in equal parts. To counteract the bitter taste a little, the White Negroni uses more gin and less aperitif. This creates a pleasantly mild-tart flavour, accompanied by a hint of freshness and sweetness. Try this gin cocktail today and convince yourself of its unique taste!

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