White Negroni


16. November 2014 by swizzzlestick

For a long time already I wanted to try a White Negroni. Yesterday finally I opened my bottle of Suze, a lightly sweet type of bittered liqueur which substitutes the Campari in this drink, and enjoyed this Negroni variation together with Eva.

The aromatic base of Suze is the root of the yellow gentian. It remains uncertain if it was invented in Paris by Fernand Moureaux or by Hans Kappeler from the village Sonvilier in the Bernese Jura (where the yellow gentian root is harvested). Suze was put on the market in 1889 and belongs to the Pernod Ricard group.

In 1912, Pablo Picasso pictured a bottle of Suze in his collage “Verre et bouteille de Suze”.

The following recipe by Alex Day, 2009, is the one displayed in Death & Co´s Modern Classic Coktails.


1 and 1/2 oz. Gin, 3/4 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth, 3/4 oz. Suze, garnish: Lemon Twist


Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a double rocks glass over ice. Garnish with the lemon twist.

white negroni


2 thoughts on “White Negroni

  1. Now that you have a bottle of Suze, you could also try Wayne Collins’ original version of this cocktail with Lillet, that I personally find superior to the D&C version with white vermouth.
    1.5/1/0.75 gin/Lillet/Suze
    I like it on the rocks with a lemon or grapefruit twist.

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