Gancia Negroni

The classic Negroni: Equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, stirred, served on rocks, and finished with an orange twist.  It’s silky, cool, and bitter… perfect on a warm summer afternoon.

Negroni

My wife has always been intrigued by the Negroni, but also finds Campari revolting. So, when we recently came across a restaurant menu that offered a Gancia Negroni, she was excited to try it.

I didn’t have much more than a description, so I started with Death & Co.’s classic Negroni recipe, which bumps up the gin to 1.5 parts. I substituted Gancia Americano for the Campari and used Hendricks Gin, which I think was part of the description, but is probably our favorite gin right now anyway.

Typically, you’d stir a Negroni, but in this case, I gave it a good long shake, adding water and froth, cutting back a bit on the bitter.  Still a Negroni? You decide.

Gancia Negroni

  • 1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1 oz Gancia Americano
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth

You’d normally want to stir over rocks in an old-fashioned glass. Alternatively, shake over ice and strain into the glass. Orange twist to finish.