White Negroni

White NegroniThe Negroni cocktail dates back to the early 20th century in Italy. It is made from three equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The Negroni has come a long way since then, and we have a couple variations in our recipe archives like this Negroni Sour.

Creative bartenders have been riffing on the ingredients for decades. And, we recently tasted another interesting tweak of this classic cocktail.

The White Negroni was invented in 2001 by British bartender Wayne Collins at VinExpo in Bordeaux, France. He wanted to create a Negroni variation that kept the gin but switched out the other two ingredients. He replaced them with a gentian liqueur and Lillet Blanc, a wine-based aperitif. The gentian is a bittering agent, and the Lillet Blanc replaces the vermouth.

Our recipe uses Salers Aperitif for the gentian liqueur and Lillet Blanc, which brings floral notes and flavors of orange peel, honey and herbs.

White Negroni Recipe
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The Negroni Sour

The Negroni SourThis is a recipe for a Negroni with the simple supplementation of fresh lemon juice and a splash of sweet. The result is a bright and fresh version of the classic drink that is simple to prepare and a bit lighter on the alcohol.

The Negroni Sour
Adapted from Imbibe Magazine
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Mulled White Wine

Mulled White WineThis recipe makes a surprising and delicious variation on mulled wine. It will warm you up on a winter night and is delicious served with dessert cheeses. An added benefit is that it fills your home with an amazing aroma while it is mulling.

Mulled wine is fairly easy to prepare, it just takes a little time on the stove. And, you can keep any leftovers in a sealed jar in fridge to reheat tomorrow.

Mulled White Wine Recipe
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Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail If you are making cranberry sauce over the holidays (And, why not? It’s so easy to do!), save a few spoonfuls for this delicious cocktail. It is festive and bubbly and perfect for kicking off a holiday meal.

We like to use our homemade cranberry sauce or something high-quality like Stonewall Kitchen.

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail
Adapted from Imbibe Magazine
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