Art of the Cocktail, Drink, Recipes


Get the weekend started off right with this cocktail, a variation on the Negroni that comes from Charles Joly, James Beard Award–winning bartender and co-founder of Crafthouse Cocktails. In his version, the drink gets a bubbly burst of citrus flavor from a splash of grapefruit soda.




1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) Tanqueray No. Ten gin

3/4 oz. (20 ml) Aperol

3/4 oz. (20 ml) sweet vermouth

1/4 oz. (7 ml) fresh lemon juice

Splash of San Pellegrino grapefruit soda

Grapefruit twist for garnish

Fresh thyme sprig for garnish


In a highball glass filled with ice, combine the gin, Aperol, sweet vermouth and lemon juice. Top off with the grapefruit soda and stir gently to combine. Twist the grapefruit twist over the drink, garnish with the thyme sprig and serve immediately. Makes 1 drink.


Recipe courtesy of Charles Joly of Crafthouse Cocktails


One comment about “Apposta

  1. Paul Del Bene

    It is not really a variation on the Negroni because a true Negroni calls for equal parts of Compari, gin and Italian sweet vermouth.


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