White Negroni
1 cocktail
Adapted from 3-Ingredient Cocktails by Robert Simonson Suze is a bitter apéritif that gets its flavor, and strength, from gentian roots. It’s fairly prominent in this drink, which is great if you like cocktails on the bitter side, as I do. Similar gentian-based apéritifs include Avèze and Salers and could be used in place of the Suze. For those who like their drinks on the less bitter side, increase the gin to 1 1/2 ounces and reduce the Suze to 1/2 ounce.
1 ounce London Dry gin
1 ounce Suze
1 ounce Lillet blanc or Kina L’Aéro d’Or
1 twist grapefruit zest
1. Add the gin, Suze, and Lillet or Kina L’Aéro d’Or a cocktail mixing glass. Fill glass halfway with ice and stir briskly until well-chilled.
2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express the oils from the grapefruit zest over the top of the cocktail by squeezing the zest colored side down over the cocktail to spray the oil over the top of the drink, then drop the grapefruit twist into the glass.