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White Negroni

The white Negroni is a French twist on the traditional Italian gin cocktail featuring the gentian liqueur, Suze, and Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif wine. It’s a great change of pace for Negroni lovers, and it features a more earthy flavor profile than its Campari-based counterpart.

Overhead shot of a white negroni with an orange twist in a rocks glass.

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Get to know the white negroni

  • The Suze in this cocktail provides are great alternative to Campari. This complex liqueur brings flavors of orange, anise and herbs to the cocktail.
  • Similarly, Lillet Blanc enhances the citrus and herbal flavors, which naturally pair well with the gin. It also adds a nice level of sweetness into the mix.
  • This drink packs a punch, and isn’t for everyone. If you’re already a fan of bitter cocktails, definitely give this one a try. I think you’ll love it.
A white negroni in a rocks glass with an orange twist.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Gin
  • Suze
  • Lillet Blanc
A white negroni in a rocks glass with an orange twist.

How to make a white Negroni

Mix the ingredients. Fill a mixing glass with ice and measure your ingredients into it. Feel free to double the ingredients if you want to make two Negronis.

Stir until cold. Use a cocktail spoon and stir the cocktail until it’s nice and cold, about 15 – 30 seconds.

Pour and garnish. Add ice to an old fashioned glass, and strain the cocktail into your prepare glass. Garnish with an orange twist before serving.

Overhead shot of a white negroni in a old fashioned glass with an orange twist.

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Who invented the White Negroni?

The white negroni was invented in 2002 by Wayne Collins, in an attempt to use local French ingredients rather than the traditional Italian ingredients to make a negroni cocktail.

Is a Negroni made with sweet or dry vermouth?

Negronis are traditionally made with sweet vermouth. This white negroni uses Lillet Blanc in place of the sweet vermouth, which helps to balance the bitterness of the Suze.

A white negroni in a rocks glass with an orange twist.

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White Negroni

The white Negroni is a French twist on the traditional Italian gin cocktail featuring the gentian liqueur, Suze, and Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif wine. It’s a great change of pace for Negroni lovers, and it features a more earthy flavor profile than its Campari-based counterpart.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Gin
  • Method: Mixing

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Suze
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • For garnish: orange twist

Instructions

  1. Combine your ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until cold, about 15 – 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist before serving.

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