These two things are not secret: we love Negronis and we're obsessed with Ghia, a bitter aperitif inspired by the Mediterranean. The simple format of a Negroni is ripe for creating variations, and so, without further ado, we present the Ghiagroni. Juicy, fresh, and bitter, this is the perfect cocktail for Aperitivo hour.
Ghiagroni (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe)
Non-Alcoholic Cocktail / Low-Alcohol / Zero Proof / Mocktail
Juicy, fresh, and bitter, this Negroni variation features the Mediterranean-inspired Ghia Aperitivo.
1 ounce Monday Zero Alcohol Gin
1 ounce Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
1 ounce Ghia Aperitivo
1/2 ounce orange simple syrup (see recipe below)
1/4 ounce lemon juice, fresh
2 dashes All The Bitter Orange bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake briefly (just long enough to chill but not overdilute).
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with an orange twist, first expressing the oils over the drink.
ORANGE SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE
Combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Add the juice from 1 orange and the peels from 4 oranges. Bring to a light simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, strain, and bottle. Orange simple syrup will last in the fridge for a month and makes a great triple sec replacement.
MAKE IT YOUR WAY
MAKE IT MINDFULLY LOW ALCOHOL
Swap out either the non-alcoholic gin or sweet vermouth for 1 ounce of the regular stuff. It's that easy!