Another Summer Cocktail: It’s Sweet, It’s Bitter, It’s a Negroni!

Sticking with the Italian theme of my previous post, the Negroni has to be near the top of the “simplest cocktails you can make” list.  It’s equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari.  The Negroni is refreshing, easy to make, and packs quite the wallop.  More than two of these and you’re asking for trouble.Continue reading “Another Summer Cocktail: It’s Sweet, It’s Bitter, It’s a Negroni!”

A Cooling Cocktail for 4th of July – Bittered Gin Sling

Happy 4th of July!  Happy Birthday America!  Ridiculously hot here today in Chicago so Cheryl and I have been doing the most American of things today: taking advantage of central air conditioning and watching the Tour de France and Wimbledon from our couch.  We’ve got a picnic to attend later when it’ll hopefully be cooler,Continue reading “A Cooling Cocktail for 4th of July – Bittered Gin Sling”