Regular readers know how much I love the classic Negroni. That wonderfully bitter flavor profile from the Campari isn’t for everyone, though. If you prefer something sweeter that still has a lot of complexity, the French Negroni might be the drink for you.
The French Negroni subs Lillet for the Campari in the original recipe. This adds a sweeter floral flavor to the drink.
I learned about the French Negroni from the Speaking Easy Podcast (which you should definitely listen to):
- Mix equal parts sweet vermouth, Lillet Blanc, and dry gin. Add in a dash of orange bitters and stir well.
- Garnish with an orange peel or twist.
It is normally served up, but it is also pretty good over ice. If you choose to serve it over ice, switch to a rocks glass.
Save this recipe card image to your iPhone and import it into the free Highball app.
By the way, here is how you can use the rest of that bottle of Lillet.
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