What Makes A Good Negroni?
Everybody has a drink that defines a point of time in their lives.
At some point, high school and college was a faint and distant memory of brightly-colored shots and mocktails best shared with friends. After that, being employed and eventually hanging out with ~legit~ adults meant glasses of wine at 4 in the afternoon. In the near future, I can imagine myself heading out for an after work drink with the girls, asking for my usual — the Negroni.
Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s Instagram is flooded with their funniest moments together. Some of which include Solenn mixing up her favourite concoction and Nico… well, being his goofy self with Patato and El Gato Negroni, the cat. But what’s so special about this drink that it can only be pertained to as “for adults only”?
The iconic century-old Italian cocktail is a simple blend of equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, garnished with an orange peel. It’s believed that Count Camillo Negroni in 1919, Florence asked the bartender for an Americano with more kick to it, not knowing that it came from gin. A play between the sweet vermouth that offsets the bitterness from the Italian spirit is something that you don’t get to experience with your usual orders at the bar.
I personally love how this drink can be so flexible that it has already evolved into different variations throughout the years. The Negroni’s booziness and boldness is something you would love to cap off a week of hard work with. An aperitif that is also best enjoyed before dinner.
Head on over to Yes! Please and order (P320) or the Tommy Lee (P350), the longer version or the harder negroni
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