Jade Estabillo takes your average negroni, and raises you with a mouthful of smoke, right here
The negroni cocktail was created for the Count of Negroni in 1919, Florence, Italy. Traditionally made with gin – we’re making it with mezcal for a smokey bite…
- 1oz Aperol
- 1oz Lillet blanc
- 1oz Mezcal
- Orange zest for garnish
Using a beaker or stirring jug for this, throw in your
Aperol, Lillet blanc, and mezcal. Fill to the top with cubed ice and stir with a long spoon for about 20 seconds until the glass feels cool to the touch and
the cocktail gains an extra inch from dilution.
Dig out your best rocks or tumbler glass, add an ice cube or two, and single strain your creation.
For the garnish, peel a generous shaving of orange zest.
Fold it in half, and squeeze over the glass until you see a fine mist of oils explode gently into the liquid, then wipe the peel around the rim of the glass for a complementary citrus sensation when you drink.
Serve with the zest resting on the ice cube, and voilà! The Blanca Negroni is yours.