The Story Behind The Vine-Groni
Although most of us treat cucumbers as vegetables, slicing them onto salads or crudite platters, botanists classify them as a type of berry. Their versatile flavor profile complements sweet and savory preparations, making them beautifully suited to cocktails.
Nitecap, an NYC cocktail bar with a passionate following, infuses Bulldog Gin with cucumbers for this briny Negroni riff studded with cukes and other vine-growing favorites. Co-owner Natasha David garnishes it with a quick-pickled Persian cucumber, Tomolive, and green Castelvetrano olive.