This White Negroni variation from Trick Dog in San Francisco skips the Suze to preserve a crystal-clear appearance. Bar founder Josh Harris “feels strongly” that the liqueur’s sunny hue and distinct gentian bitterness don’t belong in the modern classic, and opts for Luxardo Bitter Bianco instead. While Harris favors an “old-school London dry” for this drink, he notes that a wide range of gins will work, though the end result “can be significantly different based on the gin you choose.”
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Luxardo Bitter Bianco
- 1 ounce blanc vermouth
Garnish: grapefruit peel
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir until chilled.
- Strain over ice into an Old-Fashioned glass (or into a coupe, if preferred, without ice).
- Twist the grapefruit peel over the top of the drink to express essential oils, then use the peel to garnish.