We created a handful of original non-alcoholic Negroni variations for this past year's Negroni Week, and while all of them were delicious and unique, this was hands down the most refreshing, light, and easy drinking. And at 25 calories and zero alcohol per serving?! Sign us up for six or seven.
The Garden Negroni deviates a bit from the standard Negroni recipe, but the feeling is the same. Seedlip Garden 108 replaces gin while Dhōs Orange takes the place of sweet vermouth. Lyre's Italian Spritz is the bittersweet, and our alcohol-free New Orleans bitters bring it all together.
For a lighter style of Negroni this zero-proof cocktail packs a ton of flavor, a mild bite, and a long finish. It's satisfying and something we'd confidently serve to anyone.
Garden Negroni (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe)
Non-Alcoholic Cocktail / Low-Alcohol / Zero Proof / Mocktail
Lighter than a standard Negroni, this non-alcoholic variation employs Seedlip Garden.
1.5 ounces Seedlip Garden 108
1 ounce Dhōs Orange
1 ounce Lyre's Italian Spritz
3 dashes All The Bitter New Orleans bitters
2 pieces of grapefruit peel
Add bitters and 1 grapefruit peel to a mixing glass and muddle to release the citrus oils.
Add ice, Seedlip, Dhōs, and Lyre's, and stir until well chilled.
Strain into an old fashioned glass over one big ice cube.
Garnish with a fresh grapefruit twist, expressing the oils over the glass.
We think this recipe is pretty much perfect, but feel free to use your favorite non-alcoholic orange and bittersweet liqueurs here in place of Dhōs Orange or Lyre's Italian Spritz. Other options include Lyre's Orange Sec and Giffard's Aperitif Syrup.
MAKE IT MINDFULLY LOW ALCOHOL
Replace either the Dhōs Orange with Cointreau or the Lyre's Italian Orange with Aperol for a tasty tipple that's half the alcohol of 1 standard drink.