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RECENT COCKTAILS: AUGUST 5, 2020
Bourbon, Cognac, Mezcal, Sweet vermouth, Crème de Banane, Herbal liqueur, Bitters
AUGUST 11, 2017
Mezcal, Rye, Bitters, Amaro Nonino, Cinnamon syrup, Grapefruit peel
AUGUST 5, 2017
Rye, Rum, Sweet vermouth, Orange liqueur, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Orange bitters
JANUARY 30, 2017
Mezcal, Rye, Campari, Bitters, Soda water, Ginger syrup, Lime juice, Lime
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Gin, Apricot liqueur, Amaro Nonino, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Orange peel
Gin, Sweet vermouth, Cynar, Curaçao, Orange peel
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Aquavit, Rye, Becherovka, Bitters, Lime juice, Orgeat, Pineapple juice, Mint
Jamaican rum, Guyanan rum, Gin, Bitters, Lime juice, Pineapple juice, Cinnamon syrup, Ginger syrup, Lime
Cynar, Gin, Bitters, Lime juice, Pineapple juice, Simple syrup
APRIL 6, 2016
Tequila, Mezcal, Campari, Cynar, Bitters, Maraschino Liqueur, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Grapefruit peel

A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

The Flight of the Negroni

The Negroni is indomitable. Attack it with skewed ratios, and it rallies. Violate the ingredients, and it stubbornly persists. I can’t think of another drink that you can screw up so thoroughly and still enjoy the result.

This history of the Negroni is disputed, but probably dates to 1919, where the Americano was stiffened by substituting gin for the soda water. Regardless of exactly who created the drink and when, the Negroni is the King of bitter cocktails. If you spy a bottle of Campari on the backbar, the bartender probably knows how to make a Negroni.

Recent Additions

  • Hookah — Gran Classico, Amer Picon, Bitters, Maple Canadian whisky, Salt, Orange peel
  • Barrio Chorrizo — Mezcal, Cherry Liqueur, Aztec Chocolate bitters, Pomegranate juice, Half-and-half, Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chorrizo Lopez — Blended Scotch, Crème de Violette, Lemon bitters, Citron liqueur, Lime cordial
  • 9th Floor B/504 — Herbal liqueur, Aromatized wine, Cranberry bitters, Pomegranate juice, Lavender syrup
  • 32nd Street — Gin, Junmai Sake, Dark Crème de Cacao, Lime cordial, Lemongrass

Recent Discussion

  • Re Wakeup Juice, 22 hours ago Biff Malibu commented:

    Ran out of Pimms on the second iteration - subbed in Aperol. Worked like a champ!

  • Re Debonair, 1 day 16 hours ago Mixed up in Na… commented:

    Also works with Irish instead of Scotch: we call that a De Chineal Maith (Irish for “of a good nature”)
    Also works with Tennessee Sour Mash instead of Scotch: we call that variation a Good Lookin’

  • Re Remember the Danes, 3 days 16 hours ago lesliec commented:

    This doesn't seem quite there yet. I assumed whiskey with a 'e' didn't mean Scotch so used Evan Williams bourbon. To me it's a little flat and metallic - some expressed orange zest helped. Maybe reduce the absinthe and go for a non-Punt vermouth?

  • Re The Hallelujah, 5 days ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    It's okay but basically just tastes like the ingredients rather than a carefully balanced cocktail.

  • Re The Bloodborne of Beverages, 5 days 19 hours ago M.grandiflora commented:

    Love everything about this drink. Perfectly balanced.