What is a Negroni minus the Campari, gin and vermouth? A No-Groni! This clever recipe, with all of the herbal bitterness of the classic Italian cocktail but none of the booze, comes to us from Lee Noble. Lee is the Cocktail Specialist with Art in the Age, a tasting room and home bar supply shop in Philadelphia that also has its own line of spirits. This sophisticated mocktail requires a handful of specialty ingredients, but we think they’re worth seeking out if you plan on making zero-proof drinks on the regular!
|Makes 1 drink|
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Make this hibiscus infusion the day or night before you make your no-gronis.
- 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 tablespoon of chopped gentian root
- In a small saucepan on the stove, simmer one tablespoon of dried hibiscus flowers and one tablespoon of chopped gentian root in one quart simmering water for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Let the mixture rest at room temperature overnight. Strain off solids before use.
- 0.5 ounce Bittermilk N.5 Charred Grapefruit Tonic Syrup
- 1.5 ounces hibiscus and gentian infusion
- 1 ounce orange peel ginger tea
- Splash of seltzer
- 3 dashes Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters
- 2 dashes Dashfire Bay Leaf Bitters
- Orange peel expression
- Add ingredients to mixing pitcher. Add ice and stir. Pour over large ice cube in rocks glass.
- Express and discard orange peel. Garnish with a star anise pod.
- Recipe: Lee Noble
- Photo: Quaker City Mercantile