how to make a white negroni…a variation of the classic negroni

White Negroni or Negroni Bianco is a variation of the traditional Negroni, but made entirely with different ingredients. The recipe includes some ingredients that are not commonly found in many bars or stores, such as the Salers Aperitif and Cocchi Americano. These unusual and not so popular ingredients might make it hard to make this on a regular basis.

Unlike a Negroni, this drink is clear or colorless but still has a similar taste and flavor as its traditional variation. It looks a lot like a traditional Gin Martini, but has a different flavor composition. The drink is usually served up in a martini glass.


  • 2 shots of Dorothy Parker Gin
  • 1 shot of Salers Aperitif
  • 1 shot of Cocchi Americano
  • Lemon Twist for Garnish


  1. Add ice cubes into a cocktail shaker
  2. Add 2 shots of Dorothy Parker Gin
  3. Add a shot of the Salers Aperitif into the shaker
  4. Add a shot of the Cocchi Americano
  5. Shake the contents of the shaker well
  6. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass
  7. Garnish the drink with a lemon twist

White Negroni served up in a martini glass

Variations and Similar Drinks

Negroni: This is a variation of the traditional Negroni even though none of the ingredients match except the base which is Gin.

Some variations of the drink call for a different ingredient than the Cocchi Americano. You can try a dry vermouth or Lillet Blanc instead.
You can also try this recipe with different types of bitters, such as grapefruit or celery bitters. Some of the bitters might alter the color (or the lack there of) of the drink.


  • Salers Aperitif is a gentian liqueur. Another gentian liqueur that can be substituted is Suze, which is a French aperitif.
  • White vermouth, dry vermouth or Lillet Blanc can substituted for Cocchi Americano
  • You probably want to stick with the original ingredients in this recipe, if you want an authentic white negroni. While some of the ingredients can be substituted in the pinch, it also changes the taste and flavors of the drink.