• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick | How to make the Fancy-Roni from Soda & Swine



Photo by Jarnard Sutton
  • .25 oz. Lemon juice

  • 1 oz. Spanish vermouth

  • 1 oz. Grancia Americano

  • 1 oz. Spring 44 Gin

  • 2 cracks of salt

Garnish: Lemon twist

What’s the origin of the Fancy-Roni?

The intent was to create a more approachable riff on the classic Negroni by using a lot of similar ingredients with a little more of an exotic nature. Something that anyone could enjoy, with pinkies out, of course.

How would you describe the taste to someone who hasn’t had this before?

A brighter Negroni with a hint of a savory aspect due to the salt. What would be the key component in this drink?

In my opinion it's the lemon or salt. They both add such an unique twist to the classic.

What seperates this cocktail from the classic Negroni?

The lemon juice brightens it up tremendously. What reactions do you get from customers when they try this cocktail for the first time?

This isn't as bitter as I expected. What are some good dishes to pair this drink with?

A Scotch egg from us, they just go hand in hand in my opinion.

Watch as the bartender of Soda & Swine (located in Liberty Station), Brian Vong, makes this Negroni-inspired cocktail.

What kind of experience can someone get at Soda & Swine - Point Loma?

A damn good cocktail, with a delicious cheap meal. You're not going to have to break the bank here to enjoy yourself.

About Brian Vong