Harrison Ginsberg’s White Negroni

Harrison Ginsberg | New York City

The unanimous winner in our blind White Negroni tasting, Harrison Ginsberg’s recipe combines equal parts gin and Cocchi Americano with a smaller measure of Suze–for the requisite “gentian punch,” as Toby Cecchini described it—and a teaspoon of verjus blanc for a bright boost. The combination of ingredients presented a fresh green pepper quality that was unexpected but not unwelcome, and still held true to the aperitivo nature of the original White Negroni. 

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Fords
  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Fords
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Americano
  • 1 ounce Cocchi Americano
  • 3/4 ounce Suze
  • 3/4 ounce Suze
  • 1 teaspoon verjus, preferably Fusion Napa Valley Verjus Blanc
  • 1 teaspoon verjus, preferably Fusion Napa Valley Verjus Blanc

Garnish: lemon twist

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.