Modern Classics: White Negroni
The White Negroni found its way onto our flight of Modern Classics because it’s beautiful and because it so perfectly translates the profile of its ancestor, the famous Negroni. British bartender Wayne Collins created this cocktail for Plymouth Gin in 2001 at an expo in France when, allegedly, neither Campari nor sweet vermouth were available. Each of the elements of the original Negroni are repeated in this cocktail, but to a more floral, lighter note. For our version, we replace the Campari (or Collins’s original use of Suze) for Salers, a more floral and delicate gentian liqueur, and the sweet vermouth (or Collins’s use of Lillet blanc) for Cocchi Americano. Because their product is extraordinary, we’re using Castle & Key’s “Restoration Release” London dry gin for our base for a final product that is delicate but powerfully beautiful.