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Italian G&T

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The Negroni meets the G&T.

While developing a Gin and Tonic menu for gin-focused bar Whitechapel (now an events venue), Alex Smith looked to Italian flavors for inspiration—and wound up with a hybrid that evokes another gin-based classic. Hence, this Italian G&T. “I was thinking about how best to capture the signature flavors of Italian spirits,” Smith says. “The two classic Negroni ingredients, vermouth and Campari, seemed almost too poetically perfect for this application—but the resulting drink is quite delicious as it turns out.”


  • 2 oz. London Dry gin
  • 1/2 oz. Campari
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • Chilled tonic water (Whitechapel uses Lurisia)
  • Glass:highball
  • Garnish:orange twist, rosemary sprig


Combine the first 3 ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass and top with chilled tonic, to taste; stir to combine, then garnish.

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