Guest Post: Negroni Recipe for Fourth of July

Negroni Happy Fourth of July! Today we're sharing a perfect summer cocktail recipe from Anthony, a captain at Eataly's Manzo restaurant, who has worked in the NYC restaurant industry for 11 years.

After a long day of pounding the sweltering pavement, nothing can satiate the thirst of your impending fate than a refreshing libation. You're in luck! I have just the thing. Its origins lie in the Florentine grandeur of high society of the late 1820s coupled with a modern day Sicilian alcoholic's (this guy right here) know-how and boozy repertoire. This cocktail will make you the envy of all you serve it to and a legend in your time. Introducing...

  The Barone Negroni

  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Glorious Gin of NY
  • 1 oz Contrato Rosso vermouth
  • 1 drpr.  Cherrywood bark vanilla
  • Bitters
  • Combine all ingredients in pint glass full of ice and stir like a proper lady or gentleman. Never shake! Ever!
  • Strain into a rocks glass half full of ice or with a trendy single large ice cube.
  • Garnish with the largest orange twist you could make (use a veggie peeler for effect)
  • Sip as you stir for best results.


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