We have a deep and abiding love for the classic Negroni, but it’s not an exclusive arrangement. Sometimes, the Negroni is just a little too… extra. Too bitter. Too much of a commitment to a buzz too early in the evening. And sometimes, well, the Negroni… just doesn’t last quite long enough.
So, we’re always excited to try variations on the theme. The Bicycle Thief is the best we’ve found. Keep the gin and the Campari. Swap out the vermouth for grapefruit and lemon juices. Top it off with soda water. It’s bright, lightly fizzy, perfectly bittersweet, and lasts longer in the glass, if you can force yourself to sip it.