I have yet to meet a Negroni riff I didn’t like, and this herbaceous one is no exception. In this Aquavit Negroni, I like to pair aquavit with Lillet Blanc, rather than sweet vermouth, but feel free to try sweet vermouth if that’s what you have on hand! It’s also quite nice but a bit drier using a dry vermouth like Noilly Prat. You could opt for a simple expressed orange twist here, but I find that a juicy slice of pink grapefruit adds a whole new dimension of flavor.
This riff on the classic Negroni substitutes the Scandinavian spirit aquavit (also known as akvavit) in place of gin for even more herbal flavor.
- 1 oz aquavit
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc
- Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill 3/4 with ice.
- Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice (or over one large cube).
- Garnish with a slice of grapefruit (or an orange twist, if you prefer).
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