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Drink Mon Nov 19 2007

North Shore Negroni

Holidays with my family always mean delicious food, warm conversation and a healthy amount of booze. If you are looking for a festive cocktail to enjoy while stuffing your bird this week, may I suggest turning to the bittersweet Negroni.

I tasted my first Negroni a few years ago when I met up with my uncles in Venice. They make a point of enjoying this beverage whenever they visit Italy, I make time for it a bit more frequently. When made with care, the bitterness of this drink is quite refreshing and appropriate any time of year.

The fabulous North Shore Distillery recently sent out a recipe in their newsletter for their take on this favorite:

North Shore Negroni
Developed by Josh Kaplan at MK Restaurant in Chicago
1 part Distiller's Gin No. 6
1 part Aperol
1 part Vya Sweet Vermouth

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into martini glass.

Aperol has only recently become available in the United States. This Italian apertivo is similar to Campari, though a touch milder. (Incidentally, a typical Negroni includes gin, Campari and sweet vermouth.) I might suggest pouring your Negroni over ice into a cocktail glass if you will be running around your kitchen while enjoying it.

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