White Negroni

Gin, Suze, Aromatized wine
1ozLillet Blanc
Stir and strain.
White Negroni (Fatty 'Cue) - 1 1/2 Plymouth gin, 3/4 Cocchi Americano, 1/2 Perruchi Dry vermouth, 1/4 Cynar, 2 dashes celery bitters, with a fennel (frond?) garnish.
Cocktail summary
Created byWayne Collins, London
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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TAPrice on 04/13/2011


The variations(s) we like best are:

2 parts gin (London dry-ish)
1 part Suze OR Aveze OR Salers
1 part Kina l'Avignon d'Or OR Bianco vermouth OR Cocchi Americano OR Lillet Blanc

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with a lemon peel.
The different aperitifs make for nice variations.

Zachary Pearson's picture

I made this tonight as follows: 1 oz St. George Rye Gin, 1 oz Dolin Dry, 1/2 oz Cocchi Americano, 1/2 oz Suze, 5 drops Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit bitters. Stir/strain/up. There's an oily pineapple note to the gin that made me think of enhancing it with the Cocchi, and the Dolin and Suze play well together.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Thanks for the update. Changed the gin amount from 1.5 to 2 oz to reflect the PDT book. Added date and corrected originator information from Pegu Club to Wayne Collins.

Actually this drink was created by Wayne Collins as verified with him & Audrey Saunders, and as attributed in the PDT cocktail book.

bza's picture

Is the salers worth getting? I saw Frederick said it was better than Suze, but I haven't had that yet so I'm unclear...

Dan's picture

I haven't had Suze, but I'm enjoying it. Mixed it with gin and lemon tonight for a nice bitter-tinged cocktail.

Dan's picture

Make this with Hayman's Royal Dock Navy-strength Gin, Cocchi Americano, and Salers Aperitif Gentiane Liqueur in lieu of Suze. Quite nice, although a bit sweet, and much less bitter than a regular Negroni. I would reverse the Lillet / Suze ratio next time for a somewhat drier and more bitter balance, or consider splitting the Cocchi Americano with dry vermouth.

From other users

I made according to the Fatty Cue recipe. It's good, but not quite up to the standards of the Fitty. (3 stars)

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