The Negroni is one of my favorite cocktails, and has a fascinating back story, to boot. Here’s the scoop—and instructions on how to make the classic drink.
Last night, some new Parisian friends asked me to make a cocktail–something light and sparkly to refresh us in the balmy summer evening out in coastal Connecticut. My first thought was a French 75, a classic cocktail that I profile in STORIED SIPS, but we didn’t have any fresh lemons. What I did have was pink grapefruit. So I played around a bit, and came up with a fantastic summer sparkler that I’ll be making for the rest of the season.
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One of New York City’s leading cocktail ladies, Ana Jovancicevic has been on the forefront of the city’s drinks renaissance for nearly two decades. After starting out as an investment banker, Ana transitioned to the wine and spirits world, first working as an assistant sommelier at Windows on the World, later running the NYC chapter of Slow Food, and eventually founding the public relations firm, Handcrafted PR, in 2005. Today, Ana works with several Manhattan cocktail lounges and restaurants, as well as local and international spirits brands. Here, Ana shares her insider picks for the best places in the city to imbibe. Read More
In the 1930s and 1940s, everyone who was anyone went to the Stork Club. The New York nightclub and restaurant was a hangout for the country’s elite, from entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball to politicians like Ronald Regan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. On any given night, the “King of Swing” Benny Goodman and his orchestra would be performing, while the club’s patrons canoodled over Champagne, cocktails, and caviar. Read More
Since 1898, The Ritz Hotel in Paris has played host to celebrities and royals, from Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust to Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The hotel’s bar has specialized in catering to the whims of a demanding clientele, including King Alfonso XII of Spain, who was a regular in the 1920s. Legend has it that the Royal Highball cocktail was developed by renowned Ritz barman Frank Meier in honor of King Alfonso at the opening of the Ritz bar, in 1921. The festive, yet strong sparkler is made from Cognac, Champagne, and muddled strawberries. Read More
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