Negroni Recipe: The Quintessential Summer Cocktail

By Rona Berg / July 27, 2018

Thankfully, you don’t have to be in Italy to enjoy a zesty and refreshing Negroni. Whatever your taste in gin—whether you prefer herbal, citrusy, savory versions, or those with a hint of sweetness—you will appreciate the smooth, clean flavor of Big Gin, a family-run distillery in Seattle, cofounded by husband and wife Ben Capdevielle and Holly Robinson, which specializes in delicious artisanal gin with botanical notes.

Capdevielle named Big Gin after his father, “Big Jim,” who taught him how to distill. The special Big Gin blend features coriander and bitter orange peel, with warming spices of cassia, cardamom and Tasmanian pepperberry, with juniper as the star ingredient.

This recipe features their Bourbon-Barreled Big Gin, with Cynar, a 100 percent natural Italian amaro made from a blend of artichoke leaves and herbs. The Boulevardier is a classic cocktail created in Paris in the early 20th century.

NEGRONI (Inspired by the Boulevardier)
By Shannon Mustipher, New York City mixologist

1 ounce Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
1 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Cynar
1/2 ounce Red Vermouth
Stir and serve up or over ice.
Garnish with large orange slice.


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Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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