The Most Unusual Negroni

We're just days away from (sold out) Juniper June at the Riverwood Mansion and it would be an understatement to say we're kinda excited. 

Of course we know the venue will be beautiful and the booze will be flowin' as we raise money for a great local cause, On Target 4 Vets...but there's something else that's got us really electrified. It's the idea that we're about to blow some freakin' minds when it comes to what people think about GIN. We're not talking about the gin that you stole from your parents liquor cabinet in high school. We've pulled together some of the best, most diverse gins from around the world. Scotland? Check. London? Check. Nashville?? Yup, check that too. 

But we really have to give a special shout out to Hendrick's Gin. Hendrick's broke into the American market a few years ago and completely changed what so many people thought about gin. Affectionally often called the "gateway gin," Hendrick's is a kinder, gentler gin with subtle flavors of cucumber and rose. It's a "most unusual" gin and when paired with a couple non-traditional Negroni ingredients, you get this cocktail. If you're lucky enough to have a ticket to this coming 3st of the Month, you'll be able to taste it for yourself, as it's one of two drinks they'll be serving up!



cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
rocks glass


1.5 oz Hendrick's Gin
1.5 oz Lillet Blanc (good stuff, you should own a bottle for your home bar)
1.5 oz Aperol (also good stuff that you should own)
strip of orange zest for garnish


Add your spirits to a cocktail mixing glass, fill with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice. Express the oils from the peel into the cocktail and drop it in the glass to garnish.