Oliver’s Italian’s Bianco Negroni Cocktail Recipe

At the Negroni Bar at Oliver’s Italian, a riff on the traditional Negroni is in the running to be the tastiest cocktail in town.

Oliver's Italian's Bianco Negroni Cocktail
Photo by Connor Stehr.

Breaking from Tradition

While a typical Negroni consists of equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth—stirred and always garnished with an orange peel—the fairer French-inspired white Negroni is perhaps the most famous adaptation of the Italian cocktail. This one is made with a classic dry-style gin with an Italian twist—so dry it’s almost salty, bursting with flavors of complex juniper, liquorice, and a slight hint of citrus. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto brings a light, floral, and distinctly citrusy note to the Bianco. Compared to Campari, this Italian liqueur, made from Calabrian bergamot oranges, is less bitter and has a sweeter, more aromatic profile. Luxardo Bianco, a clear, sweet herbal liqueur, offers a different kind of sweetness and herbaceousness than sweet vermouth, which gives a traditional Negroni its rich, spicy, and slightly bitter notes—ultimately making a white Negroni like the Bianco a superior cocktail for all seasons.

“Negronis are riffable cocktails, meaning that all are made with equal parts and can be subbed out and mixed up with other ingredients.”—Joey Vosveld, general manager, Oliver’s Italian

Bianco Negroni

Course Drinks
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
  • 1 oz. Malfy Gin
  • 1 oz. Luxardo Bianco

Directions

  • Combine ingredients into a shaker tin (or a yarai mixing glass, if you have one) with ice and stir roughly 25 times, or until appropriately diluted. Pour into a rocks glass over ice. Express a lemon twist to coat the rim, and serve. Cheers!
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