The Negroni deftly toes the line between sweet and bitter. A pinch of salt helps navigate that balance, muting bitter edges and highlighting sweetness, all without actually tipping the drink salty. This variation swaps in blanc (also called bianco) vermouth for the classic’s red, but feel free to use whatever vermouth you like or have on hand.
- Serves: 1 person
- Ice, as needed
- 1ounce dry gin
- 1ounce red bitter liqueur, such as Campari, Cappelletti or Contratto Bitter
- 1ounce blanc vermouth
- Pinch of flaky sea salt
- Peel from 1 orange, for serving
Step 1Fill a mixing glass with ice, and add the gin, red bitter, vermouth and salt. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into an ice-filled lowball glass. Garnish with the orange peel.