My dear friend Peter Panda Bear has been visiting and we've had a jolly ol' time whipping up some cocktails together. He's one of the best darned bartenders I've ever known and I hope you all have a chance to meet him. We've been serving a white negroni at dinners in San Diego, but the Suze component is really tough to find these days so we wanted to offer up something that is a little easier to obtain all the ingredients. So here is our take on the negroni, using a sloe gin in combination with regular gin for this classic cocktail. It's a sipper, but nothing tastes better on a sunny evening.
1 oz. sloe gin
1 oz. gin
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. campari
Combine the gin, sloe gin, vermouth and campari in a rocks glass. Stir 10 times.
Add ice, preferable one large piece, and stir 10 more times.