White Negroni
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White Negroni
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Rating

4 / 5
The White Negroni is a modern twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, offering a lighter and slightly more floral alternative. With a harmonious blend of Lillet Blanc, dry gin, and ... more The White Negroni is a modern twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, offering a lighter and slightly more floral alternative. With a harmonious blend of Lillet Blanc, dry gin, and gentian, this cocktail presents a refreshing mix of botanical and aromatic flavors, perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated drink with a bit of edge. Served in a cocktail glass, the White Negroni is a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts looking for something uniquely elegant yet bold. This cocktail's distinct character and innovative take on a classic make it a must-try for aficionados seeking to explore the expansive world of modern mixology.
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Lillet Blanc
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19% | 1.71 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The White Negroni is a brilliant reinvention of its more robust cousin, playing elegantly with the crisp, floral notes of Lillet Blanc, which lightly dances with the herbaceous snap of dry gin. The addition of gentian introduces a delightful bitterness, providing a complex, palate-cleansing counterpart to the sweet and aromatic baseline—a refreshing choice for those enchanted by the nuances of sophisticated, botanical spirits.

Method
How to make a White Negroni

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by adding all ingredients into a glass filled with ice, ensuring the ice reaches near the top for a chilled effect
Gently stir the mixture for about 10-15 seconds, which helps to combine the ingredients thoroughly without over-diluting the drink

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes a White Negroni different from a classic Negroni?

A White Negroni is different from a classic Negroni due to its ingredients. While a classic Negroni is made with gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, a White Negroni uses Lillet Blanc, dry gin, and Gentian, giving it a less bitter and more floral and complex profile. The absence of the dark spirits also results in a lighter color, hence the name 'White' Negroni.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin for a White Negroni?

Yes, you can use different types of gin for a White Negroni. The original recipe calls for dry gin, but you can experiment with other varieties such as London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, or even a botanical-infused gin to alter the flavor profile and suit it to your taste. The choice of gin can significantly change the cocktail's character.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the White Negroni?

While there's no official non-alcoholic version of the White Negroni, you can create a mocktail variation by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. Non-alcoholic spirits designed to mimic gin, and herbal or floral syrups or tonics can be used in place of Lillet Blanc and Gentian. The key is to balance the bitterness and sweetness according to your preference.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a White Negroni?

A White Negroni, with its bitter, floral, and complex flavor profile, pairs excellently with light appetizers, seafood dishes, or mild cheeses. Think shrimp cocktails, oysters, or a refreshing citrus salad. The cocktail's botanical notes can also complement herbed chicken or fish dishes beautifully.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a White Negroni for the best taste?

To serve a White Negroni for the best taste, it should be cold but not watered down. Use a mixing glass with ice to combine the ingredients gently, ensuring they're well-chilled. Then, strain the mix into a cold cocktail glass. Garnishing with a twist of lemon or a sprig of rosemary can add an aromatic touch to enhance the overall experience.

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