Neon Negroni

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Unimpressed by most White Negronis, beverage director and co-owner Gabriela Ramos of Taylor Railworks in Portland, Oregon, decided to come up with her own—one that actually tasted like a Negroni. “I took it as a personal challenge to come up with something that had the same texture, bittersweet flavors and brightness, but wasn’t red,” she says. The key ingredient, she found, was Aveze, a floral, woody, bitter liqueur with a bright yellow hue. When it came to choosing a gin, Ramos opted for Gordon’s, a somewhat underappreciated brand, over a more expensive craft bottling because of its strong juniper backbone. “It’s been my friend for a very long time,” she says. “It has a everything that it needs.” A splash of Cocchi Americano and Dolin Blanc round the cocktail out. The result is a Negroni variation even the strictest Negroni die-hard will love.

Neon Negroni

FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Cocchi Americano
  • .75 oz Aveze Gentiane Liqueur
  • .25 oz Dry vermouth
  • lemon twist

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for lemon twist to a mixing glass and stir with ice until you feel slightly uncomfortable about how long you’ve been stirring.

Step two

Strain into a coupe.

Step three

Garnish with lemon twist.

Contributed by Gabriela Ramos