This variation on the Negroni cocktail is designed to convert the vodka drinker into a gin drinker. Unlike the traditional Negroni recipe, which uses Campari, this drink calls for Aperol, a bright-orange, low-proof Italian aperitif with a zesty, bittersweet orange taste. Sweet vermouth is replaced by Lillet Blanc. The result is a softer, more approachable cocktail that also looks pretty in the glass.
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Aperol
- 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
- Orange slice, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice, then add the gin, Aperol and Lillet Blanc. Stir vigorously, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the orange slice.
Adapted from Charlotte Voisey for Hendrick's Gin.
Tested by Randy Richter.
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