SNEAK PEEK RECIPE ALERT!  

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When you become a member of Heritage Radio Network at the $60 level, we’ll send you Podcast Potluck, a special illustrated collection of HRN host-inspired recipes, entertaining tips, and more for your next dinner party!

We’re delighted to bring you a sneak peek into our inaugural edition, in the form of a festive cocktail for winter entertaining!  Joe Campanale, host of In The Drink, contributed this recipe for the Negroni Bianco from Alta Linea.

Joe says, “On In the Drink, we talk about all topics related to the alcoholic beverage world.  The show combines, history, innovation, production methods, stories of professionals and more.   A traditional Negroni is one of my favorite cocktails, and this is a fun variation on that original recipe. It’s something that you can easily make at home and sub in your favorite gin or white vermouth.”  This recipe “can easily be made into a large batch, since it is all spirits and evenly-proportioned.  You can make one drink at a time by pouring out 3 ounces and stirring with ice, or make multiples of the recipe in a large punch bowl with a huge piece of ice (try freezing a quart or pint container of water with a few citrus peels inside).  Also, since it is an aperitif (and one with all spirits), it definitely gets the festive party mood going!”

Alta Linea Negroni Bianco

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

1oz Cocchi Americano
1oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1oz Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin
Bittermans Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Orange peel

Directions:

Add the first three ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and 3 drops of the bitters. Stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with new ice. Garnish with an extra -long orange peel.

Serving notes and suggestions:

-If you can, chill the rocks glasses ahead of time by putting them in your refrigerator or adding ice and water, then discarding.

-Refrigerate the white vermouth after opening, as it is perishable.

Supplier and source notes:

Most of the ingredients can be found at any liquor store, but the Cocchi Americano might be harder to locate. Try a specialty wine and spirits store, like Astor Wines.

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