White Negroni: A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Cocktail

Classic White Negroni Cocktail Recipe - Ideal for Summer

Discover the sophisticated and refreshing White Negroni, a modern spin on the timeless Italian aperitif. This elegant cocktail combines the crispness of gin with the subtle bitterness of Cocchi Americano and the herbal notes of white vermouth for a perfectly balanced drink.

The Birth of the White Negroni

The White Negroni’s creation is credited to Wayne Collins, a London bartender who crafted this innovative cocktail in 2001 while in Bordeaux, France. Seeking relief from the summer heat and lacking traditional Negroni ingredients, Collins improvised with local French spirits, giving birth to this lighter, brighter version of the classic.

Over time, the White Negroni gained popularity among bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, eventually becoming a staple in high-end bars worldwide. Its versatility and refreshing profile have made it a favorite among those looking for a sophisticated yet approachable cocktail.

Our Unique Take on the White Negroni

While the original recipe calls for Suze and Lillet Blanc, our version uses Cocchi Americano and Dolin Blanc vermouth. This combination results in a cocktail that’s clearer in appearance and offers a delightful balance of citrusy notes and gentle bitterness.

The use of Cocchi Americano, an aromatized wine infused with cinchona bark, gentian, and other botanicals, brings a complex flavor profile that complements the gin beautifully. Dolin Blanc vermouth adds a touch of sweetness and herbal depth, rounding out the drink’s character.

Experience the White Negroni

This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re enjoying a sunny afternoon or a sophisticated evening gathering. The White Negroni’s elegant presentation and refreshing taste make it a standout choice. Serve it over ice with a twist of lemon for an added burst of citrus aroma. It’s a modern classic that appeals to both traditional Negroni fans and newcomers alike, offering a unique twist on a beloved favorite. Embrace the contemporary charm of the White Negroni and discover a new favorite in your cocktail repertoire.

Recipe Details

White Negroni


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin (recommended: a London dry like Beefeater)
  • 1 ounce Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Cocchi Americano (sub Bonal or Suze if desired)
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, white vermouth, and Cocchi Americano. Stir gently with a bar spoon for about 30 seconds until the mixture is well-chilled. Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist, expressing the oils over the drink before dropping it in. Serve immediately and enjoy your expertly crafted White Negroni.

Special Equipment

Cocktail mixing glass or shaker, bar spoon, strainer

Mixologist Tips

  • Experiment with different gin brands to find your perfect flavor profile.
  • Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for 10 minutes before serving for an extra-cold drink.
  • Try adjusting the ratios slightly to suit your taste preferences – more gin for a stronger drink, or more Cocchi Americano for added bitterness.

Variations to Try

  • Classic Negroni: Equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth
  • Boulevardier: Replace gin with bourbon for a richer, warmer cocktail
  • Sbagliato: Substitute gin with prosecco for a sparkling twist
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
459 Calories
2g Fat
93g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Dietary Fiber 22g 79%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 428mg 2,142%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1333mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Gluten free,Vegan,Vegetarian,Low-carb

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