1oz Dolin Blanc
1 dash Orange Bitters
Add bitters and all liquids to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain and serve up in a chilled coupe or other stemmed glass. Garnish with the orange twist.
This Negroni variation I came up with substitutes the lighter flavor and proof of the Aperol for Campari and the Dolin Blanc for the sweet vermouth (which would somewhat overpower the Aperol). Much lighter and a bit sweeter than the Negroni, this one goes down very smooth, with a sweet orange flavor and just a hint of bitter. In contrast to the original Negroni, it’s better to serve this one up, as the drink is lighter and less bitter and further dilution in ice would make the Summer Negroni too watery. Definitely summer cocktail but could go well anytime of year.