Suzette

1 12 oz Suze
1 12 oz Sweet vermouth, Dolin
1 12 oz Gin, Bombay Sapphire
1 twst Orange peel
Instructions
Stir over ice, strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Notes
The bitter earthy gentian flavor of Suze is showcased well in this cousin of the Negroni.
From other users
  • Passable Negroni substitute. Lacks depth. — ☆☆☆
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Given the comment made by one

Because of  the comment made by one person that the given recipe was only a "passable Negroni," that lacked depth, I decided to see if I could come up with changes that would overcome the flaw(s) as he/she saw them.

  1.  First, I changed gins, from Bombay Saphire to Liberator Gin, made by Valentine Co. in Detroit (an excellent gin, I might add.) Liberator gin is lighter in taste than Bombay Saphire.
  2. Next, I changed the vermouth to Cocchi Vermouth de Torino (which is less sweet and somewhat earthy in flavor--but not too earthy) than the traditional red sweet vermouth.  If that is not available, I recommend Dolin Blanc.It is a white vermouth that is not as sweet as the traditional red vermouth..
  3. Finally, I used Salers (only because I didn't have Suze, but my readings suggest the two to be equivalent.)
  4. The amount of gin and Salers was not changed, but I used only 1 oz of vermouth.

The resultant cocktail did not overwhelm Salers, and given my experience tasting Nagori varients, I was quite satisfied with the resultant cocktail, and  would rate it as 4 stars.

I would be interested in hearing from others about the changes I made.