Today’s beverage is a twist on the classic Negroni. I came into possession of some Sanbitter, which is a non-alcoholic, bitter Italian aperitif soda. It reminded me of Campari quite a bit, so it wasn’t too big an achievement to figure out that it might make a good Negroni variant. It adds a nice effervescence to an otherwise still drink. I added a little lime juice for a tart, refreshing zing. This is a great hot weather cure.
Negroni Sans ✯✯✯✯✯
2 oz gin
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
3.38 oz (100 ml) Sanbitter aperitif soda
1/4 oz lime juice
Pour the gin, vermouths, and lime juice into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir. Top with the Sanbitter. If you must, garnish with a lime wheel.