If you have never tried Negroni with Genepì (instead of gin), you are missing out on a stellar drink. It is not a cocktail for everyone, it serves a palate open to experimentation and very herbaceous and alpine flavors, but it is a fabulous experience. The change is radical. The Negroni starts from the beating and resinous heart of the gin to open towards the dark side of the bitter and the more sumptuous side of the sweet vermouth, and in fact, it is also necessary to modify the doses. 3 cl of genepì and 3 cl of bitters would create a too massive bitter front, so it is better to tame the recipe by decreasing the bitter doses: 1.5 cl of bitters is enough.
The cocktail keeps all its aromatic charge unaltered. It, therefore, is an excellent candidate for your evening aperitifs, but let’s say that it is much less compact than the classic Negroni. But a little imagination never hurts.
Pay attention to the alcohol content of the Negroni with the Genepì, ok it’s an aperitif, but it has a heavy amount of alcohol.
Ingredients and doses to make Negroni with Genepì
How to make Negroni with Genepì
Put some ice in a mixing glass, add the Genepì, the bitter, and the sweet vermouth, stir gently to cool the ingredients, and pour into an old-fashioned glass full of ice. Squeeze over an orange or lemon peel and decorate with a slice of dried orange.