Aperol: the kinder, gentler apertif

My sister has an awesome job; it’s one that allows her to travel the world and have great adventures. I live vicariously through her text messages, blog posts, and Instagrams. Today’s message came to me while she sipped an Aperol Royce at Harry’s New York Bar. Yes, the bar in Paris, named after bartender Harry…

The Negroni Cocktail

The Negroni was created in Florence, Italy around 1919 at Caffé Casoni. Count Camillo Negroni was an Italian playboy for whom its name was given. Count Negroni would frequent the café and asked for something stronger than his usual Americano, a mix of sweet vermouth, Campari, and club soda with a twist of lemon. The bartender substituted…