About the Negroni

Have you ever had a Negroni? No? Well you should get on that, because it is the perfect cocktail for summer. But you don’t have to take my word for it; Tim Carman totally agrees. I’ve been drinking my own bastard cousins of the Negroni for the past three or four years, but on this hump day I thought I’d give you this year’s slight variation on the classic.

For one delicious drink you’ll need this stuff:

Which, more specifically, is:
  • 2 tbsp. gin
  • 2 tbsp. Campari
  • 2 tbsp. vermouth
  • a couple shakes of bitters
Normally you're supposed to shake up your ingredients with ice and then strain the concoction into a martini glass to be enjoyed straight up, but it’s HOT AS BALLS (sorry for the imagery Manmaw!) outside, so I just pour it all into a jelly jar and garnish it with a slice of lime.

Because that’s how I roll.


  1. YUM. How does it taste with cold noodle salad? Heh.

  2. Is that magnet on your fridge a likeness of Statler from the Muppets? If so, sweet. If not, you should pretend that it is, because that would be sweet.

  3. oh, it's f. scott. i will not pretend otherwise/

  4. It is HOT AS BALLS. And now over here, those balls are covered with 4-5 inches of thick, stinky mud courtesy of last night's flash flood down our canyon. Which, you'd think would cool it off at least, right? But no... STILL HOT AS BALLS outside! And I could sure use a drink. Thanks!