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Blondes Have More Fun cocktail

(Photo credit: Nick & Toni’s)

You can’t throw a cocktail cherry without hitting a Negroni these days. The classic cocktail has become so incredibly popular, bars and restaurants nationwide have entire menu sections devoted to myriad versions of this fundamental one-two-three ingredient drink. But that’s its beauty: When a drink is so simple, it lets the ingredients really shine. That’s exactly what made us say, “Mmmmm…!” when we recently sampled Nick & Toni’s excellent riff, Blondes Have More Fun.

It also employs the use of two of our favorite gins—Vermont’s Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin and a their barrel-aged Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin, both of which employ local honey as the source of fermentation. Take note that the white vermouth here is a Bianco, a slightly sweeter version of your typical dry vermouth. It makes a difference! Nab the Barr Hill and a lovely Bianco vermouth at Wainscott Wine & Spirits in Wainscott and get mixing!

Blondes Have More Fun

Prep Time 2 minutes
Serves 1 cocktail


  • 1/2 oz Barr Hill Vermont Gin
  • 1/2 oz Barr Hill Tomcat Gin
  • 1 oz Salers Aperitif
  • 3/4 oz Borgogno Bianco Vermouth
  • 1 dash Bitter Truth grapefruit bitters
  • 1 grapefruit peel


  • Fill a mixing glass with ice and pour in all liquid ingredients except the bitters.
  • Stir well and strain into an ice-filled double rocks glass with one large ice cube.
  • Add the bitters and garnish with the grapefruit peel. Cheers!