The Ford Negroni

Instead of the traditional recipe with equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, this extra-boozy version calls for a heavier hand of gin. Really good gin, in fact.

We're using another one of our favorites from Juniper June, Fords Gin

Fords Gin is distilled in London at Thames Distillers, and is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of The 86 Co. The mix of 9 botanicals starts with a traditional backbone base of juniper & coriander seed that's balanced with citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peels), floral (jasmine flower & orris) and spice (angelica & cassia). The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation in 500 liter stills. The result is a gin custom-made for mixing into cocktails. 

So let's go ahead and make this one!



cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
rocks glass


1.5 oz Fords Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica (sweet vermouth)
dash of grapefruit bitters
lemon peel for garnish


Combine Fords Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica and grapefruit bitters in a cocktail mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir to chill and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with lemon peel.