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Blood Orange-Campari Sorbetto in a Negroni splashed with Prosecco The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other. – Orson Welles on the Negroni The Negroni (nay-GROW-nee) is perhaps the quintessential aperitivo – one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari, all of it over […]
Ghiaccioli fatti in casa It’s summer. It’s hot. Want an ice pop? Or perhaps an aperitivo – maybe some Campari over ice? The truth is you can have both. Try a Cantaloupe & Campari Pop, a remarkably refreshing Aperitivo on a Stick (sorry, I couldn’t help myself on that one.) And all the credit goes […]
Boulevardier – A sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town. Are you in the mood for a cocktail? A Negroni, perhaps? Ah, what say you? You have had too many Negronis of late? What, they are just everywhere, too trendy? Oh, but you still want one, or maybe […]
To know life one must taste the bitter and the sweet. – Italian proverb Holiday Season is upon us, and along with the warmth, joy and feelings of brotherly love come huge feasts, and with the feasts, overindulgence. The Italians know how to cure that feeling of having overdone it at the table, and that […]
I’m such an Armchair Traveler. Take one look at my Passport, and you’ll know I haven’t been anywhere in years. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my virtual peregrinations, brimming as they are with a wonderful combination of memories, true nostalgia and the discovery of the new. In the realm of memories and […]
Well, I’m back to James Bond again. I’ve come to him late in life – or is it just that Daniel Craig came to Bond late in my life? Either way, it is time for L’Americano – the first cocktail 007 ordered in Casino Royale. This cocktail, originally known as a Milano-Torino – for the […]