The Best Gin for Negronis

I am on the prowl now to find the best version of a Negroni that I can devise at home. I’m going to start by examining the gin. As we know, gin is a blend of neutral spirit and a mix of juniper and other aromatic herbs and spices. Some gin distillers push the juniper to the front, whereas others craft a spirit that’s more floral or citrusy. Which style of gin works best for a Negroni? I wanted to find out.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Gin for Negronis

  1. Been on a similar prowl, sir. And while I’ve been using New Amsterdam for the past few years (the orange note melds seamlessly into the Campari sometimes @6:3:4), a strange happenstance gave me the opportunity to try Junipero @1:1:1. I have to say, I’m smitten.

    NEGRONI
    1-oz Anchor Junipero gin
    1-oz Campari
    1-oz Carpano Antica formula
    (or substitute 0.5-oz each of Dolin Rouge and Bonal Gentiane-Quina)
    Stir. Strain. Garish with an orange twist, expressed over the cocktail.

    Also, can’t wait to read your new book! =D

    ~Sc’Eric
    Fuji & Jade Garden
    state college, pa

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