White Negroni, or Negroni Bianco, is a variation of a classic aperitif cocktail with a long and interesting history. But can we make a white version of this drink with a foraged ingredient and mead instead of vermouth? I made it and I love it! I used a rapid infusion technique for spruce tips-infused Botanist gin and since May 20th is World Bee Day I had to use one ingredient with honey - mead, made with wormwood, by my friend Beekeeper David. I called this one the Beegroni.
● 37,5 ml (1.25 oz) rapid-infused Botanist gin*
● 30 ml (1 oz) Italicus
● 22,5 ml (0.75 oz) Mead infused with wormwood
Stir the cocktail and serve it in a tumbler glass over a large ice cube. Express a lemon peel and garnish the cocktail with some edible flowers. As always, enjoy it like a true lady or a gentleman - responsibly.
*Rapid-infused Botanist gin
● 50 g spruce tips
● 200 ml (6.75 oz) Botanist gin
● N2O cartridge
Pour gin in the siphon and add roughly chopped spruce tips. Charge the siphon with one N2O cartridge and wait 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Then release the gas, open the siphon and wait until you don’t hear any bubbling. Strain it through a coffee filter.