A negroni cocktail on a dark wooden surface
Photography, Jeremy Koreski

SoBo’s Cedar Negroni

Tofino's SoBo Restaurant created a cedar negroni with the help of gin distilled with cedar tips.

This version of the essential aperitif takes on subtle notes of our coastal rainforest with the help of the Old Growth Cedar Gin from Tofino Distillery. If this gin isn’t on your local liquor store shelves, you could get a dried cedar shaving from a woodcarver and toss it into some standard gin, along with the orange peel. Or maybe it’s a good incentive to jump on a plane, train or automobile (or ferry) and come on over to Tofino to pick up a few bottles. –Lisa Ahier, chef and owner of SoBo Restaurant in Tofino, BC.

A negroni cocktail on a dark wooden surface

Cedar Negroni

SoBo Restuarant in Tofino shares their recipe for a cedar negroni, made with the help of flavoured gin or a wood shaving.
Course cocktail, drink
Cuisine Canadian, Italian
Servings 1


  • 1 oz Tofino Old Growth Cedar Gin
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • orange rind for garnish


  • Pour the spirits into a rocks glass over ice. Stir for 30 seconds or until well chilled. Garnish with the orange rind.

A cookbook cover in a light tan frame.

Excerpted from Together at Sobo by Lisa Ahier, with Susan Musgrave. Copyright © 2023 Lisa Elaine Ahier. Photographs by Jeremy Koreski. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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