Tag Archives: Negroni

Negroni Week Coming Up! Yay!

Negroni Week Coming Up! Yay!

Welcome to Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe and Campari! Inspired in part by Douglas Derrick’s Negroni Social event at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon, and also a collective love of the Negroni and giving back to the community, Imbibe launched Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise […]

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• Bartenders Name Their Most Overrated & Underrated Cocktails

Bartenders Name Their Most Overrated & Underrated Cocktails

The Moscow Mule was birthed in the late ’30s as a marketing strategy to introduce vodka to American audiences. And it dies right now. Cocktail trends come and go quicker than lazy barbacks, so to take the pulse of the industry, we asked 15 renowned bartenders to share which cocktails they think deserve to be […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

There’s some serious cocktailing going at at The Next Door Lounge. Zac Henry got his bartender stripes working his way up the Marriott hotel chain, an autodidact bartender who learned from the best, starting with JB Bandy who was responsible for training and choreographing the bartending sequences in the 1988 movie “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise. […]

An American Gin To Be Proud Of And Other Boozy Musings

An American Gin To Be Proud Of And Other Boozy Musings

Nothing like going to your favorite local for a little uplifting booze tasting. I was happily informed that the bar at Messhall was stocking Letherbee gin out of Chicago. I first had it in a barrel-aged Negroni at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, a bit of a mouthful of a name but one of […]

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• Yes! Making Barrel-Aged Negroni in My New Cute 2L Oak Barrel

Yes! Making Barrel-Aged Negroni in My New Cute 2L Oak Barrel

Wow, I couldn’t be more excited if Kimye named their new baby after me! My adorable little 2L barrel just arrived! I washed it out according to directions, and it’s now sitting on my countertop waiting to swell and close the staves. Then I’ll rinse it again and pour in all the delicious Negroni ingredients […]

• Drink your way through Hemingway with this cocktail book

Drink your way through Hemingway with this cocktail book

For the better part of a century, a certain type of young person has learned to drink from the pages of Ernest Hemingway. I should know. I’ll sheepishly admit that I was once that certain type of young person. “The Sun Also Rises” might do more to spark an interest in spirits and cocktails (and […]

Spirited Women’s Group Imbibe Delicious Gin Cocktails at Westside Tavern

Spirited Women’s Group Imbibe Delicious Gin Cocktails at Westside Tavern

I know it’s hard for some to ‘get with’ gin but I think all of those doubters were won over the other night at our Spirited Women’s cocktail group at the Westside Tavern. Wow, we were treated to some delectable cocktails by Silamith Weir, English Gins Connoisseur, and made to perfection by fabulous bartender, Kylee […]

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• SF: Bar doing Negroni cocktails — on tap!

SF: Bar doing Negroni cocktails — on tap!

Still only a fortnight old, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen rolled out a special treat over the SF Chefs weekend: Negroni cocktails on tap. As far as bar manager Kevin Diedrich knows, it’s the first cocktail in San Francisco to be offered on tap. It’s a practical solution to the volume that Jasper’s does in […]

• How To Barrel-Age a Cocktail. It’s Easy

How To Barrel-Age a Cocktail. It’s Easy

Want to add unique depth to your next cocktail? Put it in a barrel and wait six weeks. The barrel is a beautiful thing. It’s an object that’s etched into our boozy subconscious—an old-timey icon for fine drink that’s almost primal. It’s pre–frothy beer mug, pre–martini glass, pre–mustachioed bartender. Yet you rarely encounter one outside […]

• 5 cocktails you can eat

5 cocktails you can eat

Gin paper Is there anything more useless than a cocktail napkin? Well, bartender Ryan Moore decided to fix that by making the napkin out of gin. It all started with a mistake. According to The Daily, Moore, a bartender at Rogue 24 in Washington, D.C., was trying to concoct an alcohol foam to place over […]

• Care to barrel-age your own cocktails? Yes you can.

Care to barrel-age your own cocktails? Yes you can.

WITH the precision mixologists take these days in building their more ornate creations, customers have grown used to waiting a few minutes for a drink. For the latest innovation in elite libations, however, they’ll have to wait six weeks or so.  Barrel-aged cocktails are being poured at bars from San Francisco to Boston. They […]

• Barrel-Aged Cocktails: These Are A Thing Now

Barrel-Aged Cocktails: These Are A Thing Now

What happens when you take a gin drink (like a Martinez: gin, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth, and bitters) and let it sit in a bourbon barrel for eight weeks? You get a superior version of the drink you started with, that’s what.

• Ah Campari! Happy 150th Anniversary

Ah Campari! Happy 150th Anniversary

Campari is one of those indefinable tastes, bitter yet full of aromatics that linger on the tongue and, for me, is just so satisfying. Its deep red color makes for a beautiful drink, either with just soda and a lovely slice of orange, or as an essential cocktail ingredient. In honor of their 150th anniversary, […]